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P 110616Z DEC 07
FM AMEMBASSY BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 4025
INFO RUEHAM/AMEMBASSY AMMAN 0013
RUEHBY/AMEMBASSY CANBERRA 0440
RUEHJA/AMEMBASSY JAKARTA 0335
RUEHKL/AMEMBASSY KUALA LUMPUR 0683
RUEHLO/AMEMBASSY LONDON 0133
RUEHFR/AMEMBASSY PARIS 0044
RUEHRH/AMEMBASSY RIYADH 0085
RUEHGP/AMEMBASSY SINGAPORE 3356
RUEHTV/AMEMBASSY TEL AVIV 0049
RUEHKO/AMEMBASSY TOKYO 0518
RUEHJM/AMCONSUL JERUSALEM 0024

UNCLAS BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN 000350

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TAGS: PREL ECON PGOV KWBG KPAL AMGT IS XF BX
SUBJECT: BRUNEI WILL ATTEND PARIS CONFERENCE AT
MINISTERIAL LEVEL

REF: A. BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN 348

B. STATE 163955

1. (SBU) On December 10 French Ambassador Bonneville
informed Ambassador that Brunei had accepted his
government's invitation to the Paris Donors Conference in
support of Palestinian reform and capacity building. The
Bruneian delegation will be headed by Minister of Foreign
Affairs and Trade II Pehin Lim Jock Seng.

2. (SBU) Bonneville expressed appreciation for the USG
having encouraged the Government of Brunei to accept the
French invitation. He said that he had heard the GOB
might prefer to donate to a World Bank trust fund rather
than directly to the Palestinian Authority, for reasons
noted in para 3 of ref A.

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