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Cablegate: Spain's Development Agency Still Considering

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

171406Z Jun 05

UNCLAS MADRID 002353

SIPDIS

STATE PASS USAID

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: EAID PREL PGOV MOPS AF SP NATO
SUBJECT: SPAIN'S DEVELOPMENT AGENCY STILL CONSIDERING
AFGHAN PRT PLAN


1. This is an action message. USAID, Please see paragraph 3.

2. Econoff met June 17 with Deputy Director for Africa and
Asia Cristina Diaz Fernandez-Gil at Spain's Development
Agency (AECI) to discuss AECI's planning for the Spanish
Provincial Reconstruction Team (PRT) at Qal-i-now. Diaz said
that Spain was still in the planning phase concerning the
management, resources and logistics for the PRT. Econoff
provided information on State Department, USAID, and USDA
representatives embedded in other countries' PRTs.

3. ACTION REQUEST. Diaz said that she would be traveling
June 25-July 5 to Herat and Qal-i-now with a small Spanish
delegation from AECI and the MFA. They will be meeting with
United Nations agency officials, local government leaders and
conducting a survey of the requirements necessary to launch
the civilian side of the PRT. Diaz expressed interest in
meeting the USAID representative for western Afghanistan when
they pass through Herat. Embassy requests USAID's assistance
in arranging this meeting.

MANZANARES

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