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Cablegate: Spain: Response to Funding Afghanistan's

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

UNCLAS MADRID 001564

SIPDIS

DEPARTMENT PASS TO EUR/WE

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PREL EAID AF SP UNSC
SUBJECT: SPAIN: RESPONSE TO FUNDING AFGHANISTAN'S
PARLIAMENTARY ELECTIONS

REF: STATE 61560

Poloff delivered reftel points on April 12 to Carlos Morales
Sanchez, Subdirector General for Continental Asia, at the
Spanish MFA. On April 22, Poloff received a response from
Morales Sanchez. Morales Sanchez said that the Spanish
government will make a national contribution in support of
Afghanistan's national parliamentary elections, but that the
government has not yet determined the amount of the
contribution. He said that the issue was currently being
studied by the Agency for Cooperation, the Spanish version of
USAID. Morales Sanchez further stressed Spain's commitment
to the democratic process in Afghanistan, citing its past
monetary donations and its decision to lead a Provincial
Reconstruction Team and to commit troops to a Forward Support
Base.
MANZANARES

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