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Cablegate: Pakistan-Afghanistan Development Meeting: Dutch

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SUBJECT: PAKISTAN-AFGHANISTAN DEVELOPMENT MEETING: DUTCH
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1. (SBU) Mission forwarded on October 16 reftel invitation
for the Pakistan-Afghanistan development meeting hosted by
EEB A/S Sullivan to Dutch Development Minister Bert Koenders.
Koenders will attend the October 20-21 IMF/World Bank Annual
Meeting in Washington.

2. (SBU) Andre Westerink, World Bank Coordinator at Dutch
Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) and responsible for
Koenders' Washington schedule, told Econoff that the October
20 Pakistan-Afghanistan development meeting conflicted with
two previously scheduled meetings for Minister Koenders.
Dorine van Norren, Senior Policy Officer, North American Desk
at the MFA said they would inquire whether someone from the
Dutch Embassy in Washington DC could attend on behalf of
Minister Koenders. Post will follow up and forward any
information received.
Arnall

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