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Cablegate: Third Country Transfer: Got Request for Approval

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RR RUEHWEB

DE RUEHAK #1393 2671341
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
R 241341Z SEP 09
FM AMEMBASSY ANKARA
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC 0830
INFO RUEHIL/AMEMBASSY ISLAMABAD 1076

UNCLAS ANKARA 001393

SIPDIS

PM/RSAT FOR KRISTEN DOWLEY AND TODD HUGHES

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: MASS MARR TU
SUBJECT: THIRD COUNTRY TRANSFER: GOT REQUEST FOR APPROVAL
TO DONATE COBRA HELICOPTER SPARE PARTS TO PAKISTAN

1. This is an action request. Please see para 2.

2. The GOT, via diplomatic note 2009/ALGY/412568 from the
Ministry of Foreign Affairs dated September 17, has requested
approval to donate spare Cobra helicopter parts to Pakistan.
Original value of the parts is listed as USD 424,705.22
Post asks that the Department, in coordination with other
appropriate agencies, review the GOT's request and inform
post of a decision at the earliest opportunity. Full details
of this request will be faxed to PM/RSAT. Post POC for this
request is POL/MIL Deputy Kami Witmer.

3. Begin text of Diplomatic Note:

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Turkey
presents its compliments to the Embassy of the United States
of America and has the honor to request assistance in
obtaining the US Government's approval for the donation of
spare parts for Cobra helicopters, which had been purchased
by the Turkish Government with National Budget Funds from the
US through Foreign Military Sale method and now earmarked as
excess defence article by the Army, to Pakistan.

Technical Information regarding the above mentioned spare
parts is attached herewith.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Turkey
avails itself of this opportunity to renew to the Embassy of
the United States of America the assurances of its highest
consideration.

Ankara, 17 September 2009. End text.

JEFFREY

"Visit Ankara's Classified Web Site at http://www.intelink.s
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