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Cablegate: Psi -- Demarche to Austria On Psi Regional

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

UNCLAS VIENNA 003471

SIPDIS

STATE FOR ISN/CPI-KROFT, EUR/PRA, EUR/AGS-VIKMANIS-KELLER
DEFENSE FOR OSD/ISP - JEFFERSON

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: KNNP MNUC PARM PREL GM AU
SUBJECT: PSI -- DEMARCHE TO AUSTRIA ON PSI REGIONAL
OPERATIONAL EXPERTS GROUP (ROEG) MEETING, HAMBURG

REF: STATE 189092

1. EconPolCouns delivered reftel demarche on October 25 to
Dorothea Auer, the Austrian Foreign Ministry's Assistant
Secretary level Director for Non-Proliferation.

SIPDIS

2. Auer said she would coordinate with her colleagues in the
Defense Ministry and in law enforcement agencies to determine
who would attend the Hamburg meeting of the Proliferation
Security Initiative (PSI) Regional Operational Experts Group
(ROEG). She said she was unaware that anyone in the Austrian
government had received an invitation, but she had recently
received information from the German government concerning
the Hamburg event.

3. Auer noted that experts often receive word of PSI
activities at short notice, making it difficult to respond
adequately. She suggested that a half-year is not too far in
advance to plan operational activities.
van Voorst

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