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Cablegate: Lebanon: Estonia Supports Un Security

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ZNR UUUUU ZZH
R 151100Z AUG 06
FM AMEMBASSY TALLINN
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC 8900
INFO RUEHZL/EUROPEAN POLITICAL COLLECTIVE

UNCLAS TALLINN 000736

SIPDIS

SENSITIVE
SIPDIS

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PREL PTER MOOPS UN UNSC IS LE EN
SUBJECT: LEBANON: ESTONIA SUPPORTS UN SECURITY
COUNCIL'S RESOLUTION

REF: (A) STATE 132517 (B) TALLINN 00689

(SBU) On August 12 we delivered reftel points (Ref A)
to Acting MFA Director General for Security Policy,
Arti Hilpus. In a follow up meeting on August 14,
Hilpus reiterated (Ref B) that while the GOE supports
international efforts in Lebanon, it is still unlikely
that the GOE will contribute to the international
peacekeeping force due its current commitments in
Afghanistan and Iraq. However, Hilpus said that there
are currently two Estonian soldiers serving in the
UNCO as observers in Lebanon. Depending on what
happens to UNIFIL and UNCO, Hilpus said it may be
possible to incorporate these two soldiers into the
international peace keeping force as staff officers
(though this has yet to be discussed within the MOD).

WOS

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