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Cablegate: Canadian Response to Partnering for Global Hunger and Food

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SUBJECT: CANADIAN RESPONSE TO PARTNERING FOR GLOBAL HUNGER AND FOOD
SECURITY ACTION REQUEST

REF: 09 STATE 107298

1. (U) The Secretary's letter and proposal were delivered to
Foreign Minister Cannon. The proposal was also shared with the
Ministry of Agriculture and Agrifood Canada (AAFC) and the Canadian
International Development Agency (CIDA). Jennifer MacKay,
Development Policy Officer, Foreign Affairs and International Trade
Canada, said that this it is likely that Minister Cannon will
continue to have the lead on this issue with input from AAFC and
CIDA and noted in general that they shared our views. The proposal
was also forwarded to Canada's team in Rome responsible for
negotiating at the World Food Security Summit. The primary POC in
Rome is Adair Heuchan. If additional information is made available
it will be forwarded.
JACOBSON

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