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Cablegate: Cambodia: Proposed Global Partnership For

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PP RUEHCHI RUEHDT RUEHHM RUEHNH
DE RUEHPF #0944 3311024
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
P 261024Z NOV 08
FM AMEMBASSY PHNOM PENH
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 0145
INFO RUCNASE/ASEAN MEMBER COLLECTIVE
RUCLRFA/USDA WASHINGTON DC

UNCLAS PHNOM PENH 000944

SIPDIS
SENSITIVE

DEPARTMENT FOR EEB M. LAURI AND J. SPECK, PASS TO USAID FOR
B. HAMMINK AND K. MILLER

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: ECON ETRD EAGR TBIO EAID PGOV CB
SUBJECT: CAMBODIA: PROPOSED GLOBAL PARTNERSHIP FOR
AGRICULTURE AND FOOD

REF: STATE 123480

SENSITIVE BUT UNCLASSIFIED

1. (SBU) Emboffs delivered reftel demarche and talking
points November 24 to officials at the Council for
Agriculture and Rural Development (CARD), Council of
Ministers, and also shared the talking points with officials
at the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries. Mr.
Srun Darith, Deputy Secretary General, CARD welcomed the
Global Partnership for Agriculture and Food (GPAF) proposal,
stating that it is consistent with Cambodia's Strategic
Framework for Food Security and Nutrition, and indicated that
he would share the information on the GPAF principles with
H.E. Tao Seng Hour, Senior Minister and First Vice Chairman,
CARD. We will continue to liaise with our French and UK
counterparts as to how to engage the RGC on the GPAF.
RODLEY

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