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Cablegate: Initial Sri Lankan Response to International

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UNCLAS COLOMBO 001594

SIPDIS

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: KSCA EAGR EAID ECON PREL SOCI TBIO CE
SUBJECT: INITIAL SRI LANKAN RESPONSE TO INTERNATIONAL
PARTNERSHIP ON AVIAN AND PANDEMIC INFLUENZA

REF: SECSTATE 164134

Per reftel, Ambassador raised the implementation of the
International Partnership on Avian and Pandemic Influenza
with Foreign Secretary Palihakkara during a September 9
meeting. Palihakkara said the Foreign Ministry thought such
a partnership was an excellent idea, but that it had referred
the matter to the Ministry of Health (MOH) for comment.
While he did not foresee a problem with Sri Lankan
participation, he promised to respond when they had MOH
clearance. Palihakkara will be traveling to New York the
evening of September 9, so additional points on this could be
referred directly to the Sri Lankan delegation in New York.
LUNSTEAD

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