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Cablegate: Austrian Response: Urging Support for Unrwa Flash

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FM AMEMBASSY VIENNA
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC IMMEDIATE 7702
INFO RUCNMEM/EU MEMBER STATES COLLECTIVE IMMEDIATE
RUEHLB/AMEMBASSY BEIRUT IMMEDIATE 0085
RUEHJM/AMCONSUL JERUSALEM IMMEDIATE 0196

UNCLAS VIENNA 001650

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SIPDIS

DEPARTMENT FOR PRM/ANE, NEA/ELA, AND EUR/AGS

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: EAID ECON KWBG LE AU
SUBJECT: AUSTRIAN RESPONSE: URGING SUPPORT FOR UNRWA FLASH
APPEAL IN LEBANON AND EMERGENCY APPEAL IN WEST BANK AND GAZA

REF: STATE 78944

1. (SBU) Acting EconPol Counselor met on June 14 with Werner
Stenzel, the Deputy Head of the MFA's Humanitarian Assistance
Department, to deliver reftel points. Stenzel said that,
unfortunately, Austria would not be able to contribute to
either the flash appeal for Lebanon or the emergency appeal
for the West Bank and Gaza. Stenzel explained that the GoA
does not have a budgetary item for extraordinary humanitarian
assistance. Stenzel noted that the GoA had pledged Euro 1
million to UNRWA at the January Paris conference.
Kilner

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