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Cablegate: Demarche Delivered - Goa Participation in Uae

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DE RUEHBUL #5871 3510453
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
R 170453Z DEC 06
FM AMEMBASSY KABUL
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC 4927
INFO RUCNAFG/AFGHANISTAN COLLECTIVE
RUEHZG/NATO EU COLLECTIVE
RUEKJCS/OSD WASHINGTON DC
RUEKJCS/JOINT STAFF WASHINGTON DC
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RHEHAAA/NATIONAL SECURITY COUNCIL WASHINGTON DC
RUEAIIA/CIA WASHINGTON DC
RHEFDIA/DIA WASHINGTON DC

UNCLAS KABUL 005871

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DEPARTMENT FOR SCA/FO DAS GASTRIGHT, SCA/A
STATE PASS TO USAID FOR AID/ANE, AID/DCHA/DG
NSC FOR HARRIMAN
OSD FOR KIMMITT
CENTCOM FOR CG CFC-A, CG CJTF-76 POLAD

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E.O. 12958 N/A
TAGS: MCAP PREL PGOV PTER PHUM AF
SUBJECT: DEMARCHE DELIVERED - GOA PARTICIPATION IN UAE
TIP CONFERENCE

REFTEL: STATE 197226

1. (U) On December 11, POLOFF delivered reftel
demarche seeking GOA representation at the
international conference on trafficking in persons
hosted by the UAE and UN Office on Drugs and Crime.
According to a contact at the MFA?s Office of UN
Affairs, the MFA had received an invitation to the
conference but was concerned that no funding was
provided for transportation costs. Poloff conveyed
reftel talking points that the USG unfortunately did
not have funds to support travel costs since this is
not a USG-planned conference.

2. (U) In a separate meeting with the MFA Director
for Human Rights and Women?s Affairs, Zohra Rasekh,
Poloff mentioned the conference. Rasekh indicated
that her office would usually take the lead in GOA
participation in conferences on human trafficking and
that she would be very much interested in attending.
She noted, however, that the MFA Office for UN Affairs
had not passed the invitation on to her. Poloff
shared with her the conference details and stressed
the USG?s interest in GOA participation, as
Afghanistan is both a source country for human
trafficking.

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