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Cablegate: France: Donor Assistance to Lebanon

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Lucia A Keegan 08/29/2006 03:27:03 PM From DB/Inbox: Lucia A Keegan

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UNCLAS SENSITIVE PARIS 05761

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TAGS: EAID PREL FR LE
SUBJECT: FRANCE: DONOR ASSISTANCE TO LEBANON

REF: SECSTATE 139903

1. (U) Econoff delivered reftel demarche August 25 to MFA
Office Director for Humanitarian Intervention and Evaluation
Christian Bernard. Points were also provided to MFA
Development Office of Conflict Prevention and Reconstruction
head Emmanuel Delloye. Christian confirmed that French
assistance to date consisted of 15 million euros as part of a
50 million EU commitment announced August 1; the MFA
organized ship "Cap Camarat" that delivered 1500 tons of
humanitarian aid August 17, representing 3.5 million euros,
2.2 million of which were from the GOF; 15 Bailey bridges
dispatched from Marseilles August 24; and GOF contributions
to date to international agencies. These consist of two
million euros for the World Food Program; and one million
euros for the International Committee of the Red Cross; and
one million euros for the UN High Commissioner for Refugees.

2. (SBU) Christian hinted that additional efforts were under
discussion that could be announced at Stockholm, but offered
no details and made no promises. He said that future efforts
would focus primarily on reconstruction rather than
humanitarian aid. Post will report any further information
we receive in advance of the Stockholm conference.
Please visit Paris' Classified Website at:
http://www.state.sgov.gov/p/eur/paris/index.c fm

HOFMANN

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