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Cablegate: Partnering for Food Security: No Decision yet On

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STATE FOR EEB/TPP/MTAA/ABT (CLEMENTS, LURIE, PLOWDEN) AND
EUR/CE (SCHROEDER)
SIPDIS

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: EAGR EAID ETRD PREL UNGA GM
SUBJECT: PARTNERING FOR FOOD SECURITY: NO DECISION YET ON
GERMAN PARTICIPATION

REF: STATE 093894

1. (SBU) On September 10, 2009, Ambassador Murphy delivered
the invitation to the September 26 meeting on Partnering for
Food Security on the margins of the United Nations General
Assembly (UNGA) and accompanying draft statement during an
introductory call on Foreign Minister Frank-Walter
Steinmeier. Copies of both documents were also shared with
the Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)
and Ministry of Agriculture (BMLV).

2. (SBU) Contacts at the MFA and BMZ advised that no
decisions regarding German participation in the September 26
meeting or the draft statement will be made until after the
September 14-15 meeting in Washington, "The Road from
L'Aquila." Post will report additional information when
available.

3. (SBU) NOTE: Separately, Embassy has confirmed that Foreign
Minister Steinmeier will not travel to New York for UNGA.
MFA State Secretary Reinhard Silberberg will lead the German
delegation to UNGA.
Murphy

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