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Cablegate: Iraq: Update On Dutch Madrid Pledges and Abu

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231522Z Feb 04

UNCLAS THE HAGUE 000462

SIPDIS

SENSITIVE

EUR/UBI
EB/IR FOR M.KISSEL

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: EAID ECON EFIN IZ
SUBJECT: IRAQ: UPDATE ON DUTCH MADRID PLEDGES AND ABU
DHABI MEETING PARTICIPATION

REF: A. STATE 31782

B. STATE 38288

Madrid Pledges Not Yet Fulfilled
---------------------------------
1. (SBU) The Dutch have not yet delivered their EUR 10
million Madrid pledges but are in the process of doing so.
They expect to release EUR 5 million to the UN/World Bank
Trust fund in April 2004. The other EUR 5 million, which was
pledged for humanitarian assistance, is expected to be
dispersed via Dutch and international NGOs before the summer.
This information comes from Ms. Hagar Ligtvoet of the MFA's
Peacebuilding and Good Governance Division. The message from
the MFA continues to be that the Netherlands does not plan to
contribute ODA funds to Iraq in the future. Contributions
will be limited to humanitarian assistance and small
reconstruction activities related to the Dutch military
mission in Al-Muthana.

Dutch Presence at Abu Dhabi Meeting
-----------------------------------
2. (U) The Dutch have not yet announced whom they will
send to the Feb. 28-29 Abu Dhabi meeting (ref B) but Iraq
desk officer Josephine Frantzen predicts it will be someone
from the Dutch embassy in the UAE.
SOBEL

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