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Cablegate: Nato Syg Offers Support to Kai Eide and Unama

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E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PREL PGOV MOPS NATO UN AF
SUBJECT: NATO SYG OFFERS SUPPORT TO KAI EIDE AND UNAMA

1. (U) On October 12, NATO Secretary General Rasmussen issued
a press statement expressing the Alliance's support for the
UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan. He also expressed his
and the Alliance's confidence in Kai Eide, the Special
Representative of the UN Secretary General.

2. (U) The full text of the Secretary General's statement
follows:

12 Oct. 2009

Press Release: (2009) 149

Statement by the NATO Secretary General on the United Nations
Assistance Mission in Afghanistan

NATO fully supports the United Nations Assistance Mission in
Afghanistan, including the role it is playing, in accordance
with its mandate, in support of the Afghan elections.

The Alliance, and I personally, also have full confidence in
the Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary
General, Kai Eide, and commend him for the effort and
commitment he has shown to helping Afghanistan build a better
future.

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HEFFERN

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