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Cablegate: Implementing an Iraqi Return and Reintegration

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161459Z Mar 04

UNCLAS AMMAN 001996

SIPDIS

DEPT FOR PRM/ANE, GENEVA FOR RMA, CPA FOR MODM ADVISOR

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PREF PREL IZ JO
SUBJECT: IMPLEMENTING AN IRAQI RETURN AND REINTEGRATION
STRATEGY

REF: A. SECSTATE 54444

B. MCGANN/POLASCHIK E-MAIL OF 3/15/04 (NOTAL)

1. As requested, refcoord phoned UNHCR Iraq Head of Mission
Yacoub El Hillo (resident in Amman) on March 14 to deliver
ref a points regarding a follow-on meeting to the February
15-16 UNHCR strategic planning meeting for Iraq. El Hillo
confirmed that he intends to convene a follow-on meeting in
the first half of April in Amman. El Hillo is planning a
small, expert-level meeting, with participation limited to
members of the UN's "Cluster 8," NGO representation, Iraqi
authorities and key donors, including PRM. He does not
intend to include Iraqi Minister of Displacement and
Migration Al Otbee in the meeting. El Hillo acknowledged he
also needs to schedule a briefing of interested donors to
present funding needs related to the strategy and agreed with
refcoord's suggestion that the briefing would reach a wider
audience if it were held in Geneva instead of Amman. El
Hillo will discuss the donor briefing with Minister Al Otbee
on March 17.

2. Per ref b, we understand that USG participation in this
meeting will be limited to two PRM officials (one from
Washington and one from CPA Baghdad). Due to the high volume
of visitors expected in the first half of April, we are able
to accommodate this meeting only during the week of April 5.
Refcoord has conveyed our scheduling requirements to
UNHCR-Iraq.

3. Per ref b, we understand PRM will raise this issue with
UN SRSG a.i. Ross Mountain in Washington later this week.

4. CPA Baghdad minimize considered.
GNEHM

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