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Cablegate: Norway Considering Support for Ana

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SUBJECT: NORWAY CONSIDERING SUPPORT FOR ANA

REF: STATE 97991

1.(U) The Norweian Ministry of Defense is considering
support tothe ANA as requested in reftel but is looking for
more specifics on what the money will do. MOD Seurity
Policy Staff gave no indication on what th ultimate answer
would be but did mention that te budget situation for the
coming year was not exected to be good, making such a
committment difficult. MFA Security Policy Director, Steffen
Kongstad said the same thing and added that the GON has a
clear preference for civilian and humanitarian aid. Kongstad
did admit that this type of assistance would need to come
from the MOD.
WHITNEY

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