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Cablegate: Denmark to Support Afghan Elections

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PP RUEHIK RUEHPOD RUEHPW RUEHYG
DE RUEHCP #0593 3171524
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
P 121524Z NOV 08
FM AMEMBASSY COPENHAGEN
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 4557
INFO RUCNAFG/AFGHANISTAN COLLECTIVE PRIORITY
RUEHZG/NATO EU COLLECTIVE PRIORITY

UNCLAS COPENHAGEN 000593

SIPDIS

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: KDEM PGOV PREL AF DA
SUBJECT: DENMARK TO SUPPORT AFGHAN ELECTIONS

REF: SECSTATE 108855

(U) Poloff delivered reftel to Stephen Schoenemann, MFA's
Asia and Latin America Department Section Head, on October
22. Schoenemann stated that Denmark places great emphasis on
the upcoming elections in Afghanistan. The Nordic countries,
Denmark included, are cooperating closely on support for the
elections and share a joint Nordic seat on the Steering
Committee for the ELECT project. Denmark's support to the
UNDP ELECT program has been 3.7 million DKK (approx.
$629,000) for the 2007-2008 period. Denmark also provided
some bilateral support to media organizations prior to and
during the last elections. Denmark's support to the upcoming
elections has not been finalized. However, the Danes
anticipate approximately 20 million DKK (approx $3,400,000)
for 2009-2010. Denmark does not technically pool funding
with other Nordic countries but it will regard the
contribution as part of a joint Nordic contribution to the
elections.
CAIN

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