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Cablegate: Finland Considering Favs for Multinational Force

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ZNR UUUUU ZZH
R 231002Z JUL 07
FM AMEMBASSY HELSINKI
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC 3600
INFO RUEHRL/AMEMBASSY BERLIN 0196
RUEHSW/AMEMBASSY BERN 1120
RUEHBS/AMEMBASSY BRUSSELS 5509
RUEHEG/AMEMBASSY CAIRO 0032
RUEHCP/AMEMBASSY COPENHAGEN 4098
RUEHLO/AMEMBASSY LONDON 0206
RUEHMD/AMEMBASSY MADRID 1502
RUEHNY/AMEMBASSY OSLO 4728
RUEHFR/AMEMBASSY PARIS 0116
RUEHRO/AMEMBASSY ROME 0183
RUEHSM/AMEMBASSY STOCKHOLM 8641
RUEHTV/AMEMBASSY TEL AVIV 0644
RUEHTC/AMEMBASSY THE HAGUE 1390
RUEHKO/AMEMBASSY TOKYO 0357
RUEHVI/AMEMBASSY VIENNA 4673

UNCLAS HELSINKI 000558

SIPDIS

SENSITIVE
SIPDIS

STATE FOR NEA/RA/JSHAUNFIELD

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PREL KMFO EG IS FI
SUBJECT: FINLAND CONSIDERING FAVS FOR MULTINATIONAL FORCE
AND OBSERVERS

REF: SECSTATE 94985

(SBU) In response to reftel demarche, the Finnish MFA
informed PolChief July 20 that it had forwarded to the
Ministry of Defense our request for assistance to help fund
the purchase of fully armored vehicles (FAVs) for the MFO.
MFA officials did not expect a response before mid- or
late-August, but indicated that the GOF was receptive to our
request and would see what it could do. We welcomed the fact
that Finland is considering support for this request, and
will follow up in early August.
WARE

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