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Cablegate: Bmena: Support for the Foundation for the Future

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

191626Z Oct 05

UNCLAS OTTAWA 003122

SIPDIS

SENSITIVE

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: EU XF PREL EAID PGOV PHUM
SUBJECT: BMENA: SUPPORT FOR THE FOUNDATION FOR THE FUTURE

REF: SECSTATE 190544

1. (SBU) POLMINCOUNS delivered reftel demarche to Middle East
Director General Mark Bailey October 19. Bailey said that
Minister Pettigrew would not be able to attend the meeting in
Bahrain because of the unstable political situation in Canada
but Deputy Minister Harder would attend in his place.

2. (SBU) With regard to a possible Canadian contribution to
the Foundation, Bailey said that his office would be
receiving some money from the Global Peace and Security Fund
launched through the International Policy Statement. This is
money that Foreign Affairs will control independent of CIDA.
As it is the first year this has been done there is no model
for how the funding should be used, but Bailey assumes there
will be stiff competition for limited funds. He said they
would make the pitch for a contribution to the Foundation but
emphasized that if successful the amount would be in the
thousands not millions. He also did not believe that they
would make the October 24 deadline, but did think that they
would have something positive to announce prior to or at the
meeting. Bailey asked for any more detailed information than
what was contained in the demarche on specific amounts other
G-8 members were contributing.

Visit Canada's Classified Web Site at
http://www.state.sgov.gov/p/wha/ottawa

WILKINS

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