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Cablegate: Jamaica: Medevac Request

VZCZCXYZ0013
PP RUEHWEB

DE RUEHKG #1425 2611943
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
P 181943Z SEP 07
FM AMEMBASSY KINGSTON
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 5364
INFO RUEHUB/USINT HAVANA PRIORITY 0080
RUMIAAA/CDR USSOUTHCOM MIAMI FL PRIORITY
RUCOGCA/COMNAVBASE GUANTANAMO BAY CU PRIORITY

UNCLAS KINGSTON 001425

SIPDIS


SIPDIS, SENSITIVE

STATE FOR WHA/CAR (JOE TILGHMAN)

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: CU PHUM PREF PREL SMIG JM XL
SUBJECT: JAMAICA: MEDEVAC REQUEST

REF: (A) STATE 114475 (151631Z AUG 07)
(B) STATE 123223 (311936Z AUG 07)

1.(SBU) Per reftels, PolOffs raised the question of possible
medevac alternatives for protected migrants during a private meeting
with the Jamaican Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade
(MFAFT)'s Director of Bilateral Relations, Mr. Courtenay Rattray, on
September 14.

2.(SBU) Rattray said that, as long as the U.S. would pay for
transportation, treatment, and return of the protected migrants, he
could see no reason that the Government of Jamaica (GoJ) would
object to their coming to Kingston. He asked that the Embassy
provide the MFAFT a written note or letter outlining the proposed
understanding between the USG and GoJ. Post requests that
Department provide text for use in a letter, diplomatic note, or
MOU, as appropriate.

JOHNSON

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