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Cablegate: Government of Afghanistan's Response to Invitation

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ZNR UUUUU ZZH
O 221234Z SEP 07
FM AMEMBASSY KABUL
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC IMMEDIATE 0416
INFO RUCNAFG/AFGHANISTAN COLLECTIVE PRIORITY
RHEHAAA/NATIONAL SECURITY COUNCIL WASHINGTON DC PRIORITY
RUCNDT/USMISSION USUN NEW YORK PRIORITY 4219

UNCLAS KABUL 003211

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DEPT FOR SCA.FO DAS GASTRIGHT, SCA/A,
STATE PASS TO USAID FOR AID/ANE, IO/EDA(SHARON KOTOK)
S/CPR FOR AMY LITTLE
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E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PREL SOCI TSPL UNGA AFPREL AF
SUBJECT: GOVERNMENT OF AFGHANISTAN'S RESPONSE TO INVITATION
ON LITERACY AND HEALTH HOSTED BY MRS BUSH

REF: STATE 126167

1. (U) Per Reftel, Post again approached the Government of
the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan to extend the invitation
to the proposed luncheon to be hosted by Mrs. Bush to the
spouse of Afghan President Hamid Karzai.

2. (U) Late September 20, Post received a response from the
Protocol Unit of the Presidential Palace, Dr. (Mrs.) Karzai
regretted that she would not be able to attend the luncheon
as she was not accompanying President Karzai on this trip to
the United States. Palace Protocol relayed Dr. Karzai's
greetings to Mrs. Bush and "expressed her heartfelt thanks"
for the invitation.
WOOD

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