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Cablegate: Cote D'ivoire Support for Unitaid

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ZNR UUUUU ZZH
R 250747Z JUN 07
FM AMEMBASSY ABIDJAN
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC 3170
INFO RUEHZK/ECOWAS COLLECTIVE

UNCLAS ABIDJAN 000666

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SENSITIVE
SIPDIS

STATE FOR OES/IHB, S/GAS. IO/EDA

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: EAID KHIV TBIO PREL
SUBJECT: COTE D'IVOIRE SUPPORT FOR UNITAID

REF: STATE 84277

1. (U) Cote d'Ivoire's Ministry of Finance confirms that Cote
d'Ivoire is funding its commitments to UNITAD via the levy of a
"solidarity tax" on airline tickets. Taxes are USD 4 (CFA 2000) per
ticket for short and medium distance flights (generally flights
remaining on the African continent), and USD 10 for long distance
flights (i.e., European destinations).

2. (SBU) Post underscored with host government officials that
United States does not intend to join UNITAID, nor does it support
the use of taxes on airline tickets.


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