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Cablegate: Unrwa Emergency Appeal: Austria to Increase

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

UNCLAS VIENNA 001239

SIPDIS

DEPARTMENT FOR NEA/IPA, EUR/ERA AND EUR/AGS

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: KPAL PREF PREL IS AU EUN
SUBJECT: UNRWA EMERGENCY APPEAL: AUSTRIA TO INCREASE
CONTRIBUTION

REF: A) STATE 65023 B) VIENNA 1235

Embassy Vienna conveyed ref (a) demarche to Austrian MFA
Middle East Bureau on April 12. On April 14, EconPolCouns
and Pol Unit Chief reiterated the request for an increased
Austrian contribution to UNRWA during a meeting with
A/S-equivalent Ralph Scheide and Israel/Palestine desk
officer Wolfgang Lapuh (ref b). Lapuh said that MFA's
Development Assistance Bureau had responded to the emergency
appeal by substantially increasing Austria's annual
contribution, to 1.5 million euros. Lapuh observed that this
represented a multiple of Austrian assistance to RWA in
pre-intifada days (roughly $300,000 per year) and nearly a
doubling of the 2004 aid level. We thanked Scheide and Lapuh
for their help in securing the additional funds.
Brown

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