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Cablegate: Contributions for the Hybrid Operation in Darfur -- Guinea

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ZNR UUUUU ZZH
R 030643Z JUL 07
FM AMEMBASSY CONAKRY
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC 1332
INFO RUEHZK/ECOWAS COLLECTIVE
RHMFISS/HQ USEUCOM VAIHINGEN GE//POLAD J2/J5//

UNCLAS CONAKRY 000753

SIPDIS

SIPDIS

SENSITIVE

DEPT FOR IO/PSC - Dennis Hankins

E.O. 12598: N/A
TAGS: PREL KPKO UNSC MASS SU GV
SUBJECT: Contributions for the Hybrid Operation in Darfur -- Guinea

REF: A) State 90022 B) State 89941

1. (SBU) Per reftels, post urged the government of Guinea to
contribute to the upcoming UN/AU Hybrid Operations in Darfur. On
July 2, the Defense Attache discussed details of the hybrid
operation with the General Secretary Charged with Exterior Relations
at the Ministry of Defense. The DATT underscored the importance of
Guinea's participation in this peacekeeping operation. The General
Secretary promised that he would relay the message to the Chairman

SIPDIS
of Defense Staff General Diarra Camara.

2. (SBU) The General Secretary later contacted the DATT by phone
and informed us that the message was also relayed to the Minister of
Defense General Bailo Diallo. General Diallo reportedly did not
dismiss the request and the Minister of Defense is interested in
discussing the matter further. General Diallo said that he would
see President Conte later in the day and would discuss the issue
with the Head of State who would make any decision on the matter.

3. (SBU) After discussing the possibility of participating in the
Hybrid Operation with the DATT, senior officers were interested in
learning more about the proposition. In particular, the military
wanted to know what type of training and equipment may be made
available. While Conte usually does not like getting involved in
external affairs, the Ministry of Defense is considering the
request. Post will report any additional exchanges septel.

KAEUPER

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