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Cablegate: Netherlands/Piracy Contact Group: Dutch Plan To

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SUBJECT: NETHERLANDS/PIRACY CONTACT GROUP: DUTCH PLAN TO
ATTEND

REF: STATE 133199

Senior Policy Advisor Bob Aal in the Crisis Management, Peace
Support Operations and Military and Civil Cooperation
Division confirmed the Dutch plan to attend the inaugural
meeting of the Contact Group on Somalia Piracy (CGSP)
proposed for January 13 and 14 in New York. Pol-Mil Officer
delivered points from reftel on December 23. Aal reiterated
Dutch support for the CGSP concept and appreciation for the
invitation for the Dutch to be a charter member of the group.
He was not able to confirm the level of representation at
the meeting and will provide inputs on the agenda after
review and discussion within the Ministry.
CULBERTSON

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