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Cablegate: New Zealand: Us-Eu International Conference On Iraq

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

UNCLAS WELLINGTON 000454

SIPDIS

SENSITIVE

STATE FOR NEA/IR, EUR/ERA AND EAP/ANP

E.O. 12356: N/A
TAGS: PREL PGOV EAID EIND ECON IZ NZ EUN
SUBJECT: NEW ZEALAND: US-EU INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON IRAQ

REF: (A) WELLINGTON 450; (B) STATE 103222; (C) WELLINGTON

428; (D) STATE 94861; (E) STATE 93742

1. (U) Post on June 8 delivered ref B demarche. Post
learned June 9 that the New Zealand government has decided
to allocate NZ $2 million (US $1.4 million) for Iraqi
reconstruction for the fiscal year 2005-6 (ref A). The
government has not yet decided which programs will be funded
by that allocation.

2. (SBU) At this time, the New Zealand government plans to
send its ambassador to Brussels, Wade Armstrong, as its
representative to the June 22 U.S.-EU International
Conference on Iraq. According to Foreign Minister Goff's
office, because of his recent travel overseas and the coming
national elections, the foreign minister will not be able to
attend the conference (ref C). Other senior ministers also
are not available.

SWINDELLS

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