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Cablegate: Russian Attendance at New Delhi Avian and Pandemic Flu

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DE RUEHMO #5613 3341446
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
R 301446Z NOV 07
FM AMEMBASSY MOSCOW
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC 5598
INFO RUEHRC/USDA FAS WASHDC 5117
RUEHZL/EUROPEAN POLITICAL COLLECTIVE
RUEHTA/AMEMBASSY ASTANA 0139
RUEHBK/AMEMBASSY BANGKOK 0798
RUEHBJ/AMEMBASSY BEIJING 4327
RUEHHI/AMEMBASSY HANOI 1520
RUEHPF/AMEMBASSY PHNOM PENH 0404
RUEHUM/AMEMBASSY ULAANBAATAR 0279
RUCPDOC/DEPT OF COMMERCE WASHDC
RUEHPH/CDC ATLANTA GA
RUEAUSA/DEPT OF HHS WASHDC
RHEFAFM/DIRAFMIC FT DETRICK MD//MA-1//
RHMFIUU/DTRA ALEX WASHINGTON DC//CT//
RHEFSNG/HMSNG WASHINGTON DC
RUFGNOA/HQ USEUCOM VAIHINGEN GE
RUEKJCS/JOINT STAFF WASHDC
RUEKJCS/SECDEF WASHDC

UNCLAS MOSCOW 005613

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STATE FOR G/AIAG/SUMMERS AND BOGGESS
STATE ALSO FOR EUR/RUS, EB/TPP/ATP, EB/TPP/BTA, OES/STC
USDA FOR OSEC/DAN CAINE, FAS FOR OSTA/MACKE,
- WRIGHT, LEIER, ROSENBLUM; OCRA/THOMAS,
- FLEMINGS; OA/PATRICK CLERKIN
HHS FOR SAWYER, STEIGER
FAS PASS FSIS AND APHIS
SECDEF FOR OSD
VIENNA PASS APHIS/TANAKA, BRUSSELS PASS
- APHIS/FERNANDEZ
USDOC 3150/DAVID FULTON/MOLLY COSTA/ITA/CS/OIO/EUR
GENEVA PASS HEALTH ATTACHE
DEPARTMENT PASS USAID FOR GH/RCS/EE/ROSENBERG
CDC ATLANTA PASS SEPRL FOR DAVID SUAREZ

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: TBIO KFLU EAGR PREL RS
SUBJECT: RUSSIAN ATTENDANCE AT NEW DELHI AVIAN AND PANDEMIC FLU
CONFERENCE

REF: STATE 159330

1. (SBU) We shared reftel information about the upcoming Avian and
Pandemic Influenza Conference in New Delhi with Russian officials at
the International Departments of the MFA, Health and Social
Development Ministry, the Federal Surveillance Service for Consumer
Rights Protection and Human Well-Being (Roszdravnadzor), and the
Federal Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance Service
(Rosselkhoznadzor). On November 30, Deputy Director Alexander
Pankin of the MFA's International Department advised us that the
Russian Embassy in New Delhi would send a representative to the
conference. He also noted that Russia was not planning to make any
additional international pledges for avian and pandemic influenza
during the conference. Nikolay Vlasov, Head of Rosselkhoznadzor's
Veterinary Directorate, told us that two of his agency's
veterinarians would attend the conference at GOR expense. The
Health and Social Development Ministry and Rospotrebnadzor said that
they would not be sending representatives to the New Delhi
Conference.

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