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Cablegate: Financing for Development Demarche Delivered

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TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 0857
INFO RUEHDO/AMEMBASSY DOHA PRIORITY 0063
RUCNDT/USMISSION USUN NEW YORK PRIORITY 0446
RUEHGV/USMISSION GENEVA PRIORITY 5241

UNCLAS MOSCOW 003390

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DEPARTMENT FOR EUR/RUS, EEB/IFD/ODF (MONAHAN), IO/EDA (HARRIMAN)

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: ECON EFIN EAID UNGA RS
SUBJECT: FINANCING FOR DEVELOPMENT DEMARCHE DELIVERED

REF: STATE 122053

1. (SBU) On November 19, we shared reftel non-paper regarding the
USG objectives for the UN-organized Doha conference on Financing for
Development with Viktor Zagregov, Head of the UN Section in the
MFA's International Organizations Department, and Grigoriy Ustinov,
a second secretary in Zagregov's section. On November 20, Zagregov
told us he would attend the Doha conference and appreciated
receiving the U.S. non-paper, but the GOR did not have any
substantive reaction at this point. He explained that the GOR was
still finalizing its positions for the Doha conference, and, without
identifying specific issues, noted that the Russian delegation in
Doha would have discretion to decide many questions on the spot
without consulting with Moscow. On November 24, Ustinov advised us
that the MFA had discussed the U.S. non-paper with the Ministry of
Finance, but still did not have a substantive reaction. Ustinov
also noted that Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Aleksey
Kudrin would head the Russian delegation in Doha.

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