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Cablegate: Tunisia Informed About U.S. Interest in Partnering

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PP RUEHRN
DE RUEHTU #0781 2941521
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
P 211521Z OCT 09
FM AMEMBASSY TUNIS
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 6901
INFO RUCNDT/USMISSION USUN NEW YORK 0095
RUEHRN/USMISSION UN ROME 0003

UNCLAS TUNIS 000781

SENSITIVE
SIPDIS

DEPARTMENT FOR EEB/TPP/MTAA/ABT AND NEA/MAG

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: EAGR EAID ETRD TS
SUBJECT: TUNISIA INFORMED ABOUT U.S. INTEREST IN PARTNERING
FOR GLOBAL HUNGER AND FOOD SECURITY

REF: STATE 107298

Sensitive but unclassified. Please protect accordingly.

1. (SBU) On October 19, the Ambassador passed a non-paper
outlining the U.S. approach to multilateral food security
efforts to Tunisian Minister of Development and International
Cooperation Mohammed Jouini. Jouini offered no substantive
response but undertook to consult with his colleagues in the
Tunisian government concerning next steps.

2. (U) Additionally, also on October 19, the Embassy conveyed
the letter transmitted reftel from Secretary Clinton to
Tunisian Foreign Minister Abdallah concerning the Partnering
for Food Security Event held in New York in September and
preparations for the World Food Summit in Rome in November.

GRAY

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