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Cablegate: Turkey to Support U.S. Position at Berlin

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UNCLAS ANKARA 001482

SIPDIS


E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: AF EAID PREL TU
SUBJECT: TURKEY TO SUPPORT U.S. POSITION AT BERLIN
CONFERENCE ON AFGHANISTAN


REF: SECSTATE 47946


1. Turkey's Coordinator for Afghanistan Reconstruction,
Ambassador Ahmet Okcun, confirmed that Turkey will attend the
Berlin meeting. He said Foreign Minister Gul hopes to lead
the Turkish delegation but faces some scheduling conflicts.
Okcun was pleased to hear that Secretary Powell would be in
Berlin and said the Secretary's attendance would be a strong
incentive for Gul to attend.


2. Okcun said Turkey agrees with the U.S. commitment to the
Bonn Roadmap and the position of the U.S. that the Roadmap
will not automatically expire after the June 2004 elections.
Turkey will support the U.S. position in Berlin.


3. Turkey will confirm its USD 10 million pledge to
Afghanistan's reconstruction. Turkey has already disbursed
over USD 5 million.
EDELMAN

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