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Cablegate: Follow-Up On Madrid Conference: Slovak Response

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UNCLAS BRATISLAVA 000182

SIPDIS


E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: EAID ECON EFIN IZ LO
SUBJECT: FOLLOW-UP ON MADRID CONFERENCE: SLOVAK RESPONSE

REF: STATE 31782

POLOFF DELIVERED TALKING POINTS PER REFTEL TO EVA MEGOVA,
MFA DESK OFFICER FOR IRAQ. SHE RESPONDED WITH THE FOLLOWING
LIST OF SLOVAK ASSISTANCE TO IRAQ THUS FAR:

-- TRAINING OF IRAQI POLICEMEN (IN JORDAN)
-- TRAINING OF IRAQI SOLDIERS IN DEMINING (IN SLOVAKIA)
-- TRAINING OF IRAQI MEDICAL STAFF (IN SLOVAKIA)
-- SCHOLARSHIPS FOR IRAQI STUDENTS AT SLOVAK UNIVERSITIES
-- THE SLOVAK REPUBLIC HAS 82 SOLDIERS WITHIN INTERNATIONAL
FORCES AT CAMP CHARLIE IN HILLA, DEMINING THE TERRITORY NEAR
KARBALA. IN JANUARY 2004, AN ADDITIONAL 20 SOLDIERS AND FIVE
COMMANDERS WERE APPROVED BY PARLIAMENT AND JOINED THE SLOVAK
ARMED FORCES IN IRAQ.
-- IMMEDIATE HUMANITARIAN AID TOTALING USD 280,000 PLUS AN
ADDITIONAL USD 12.6 MILLION FOR 2003, AND USD 12.5 MILLION
FOR 2004.
MINIMIZE CONSIDERED

THAYER

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