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Cablegate: Kuwait Demarche Delivered: Funding Afghanistan's

This record is a partial extract of the original cable. The full text of the original cable is not available.

UNCLAS KUWAIT 001677

SIPDIS

SENSITIVE

FOR NEA/ARPI BERNS AND SA

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PREL EAID AF KU
SUBJECT: KUWAIT DEMARCHE DELIVERED: FUNDING AFGHANISTAN'S
PARLIAMENTARY ELECTIONS

REF: STATE 61560

1. (U) Sensitive but unclassified. Protect accordingly.

2. (SBU) PolChief discussed reftel demarche with Hamad
Al-Ahmad, Ministry of Foreign Affairs Counselor - Chief of
Asian Affairs on April 20 and 24. Al-Hamad reported that
Kuwait pledged $30 million at the January 2002 Tokyo
International Conference on Reconstruction Assistance to
Afghanistan, and approximately $135 million at the 2004
Berlin Donors' Conference. While Kuwait supports efforts to
ensure that Afghanistan is a stable, democratic state, the
latter pledge has yet to be approved by the Council of
Ministers and it would premature to make new commitments
before the Council acts.
LEBARON

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