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Cablegate: Uae - Un Scale of Assessments for Peacekeeping

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PP RUEHDE RUEHDH RUEHDIR
DE RUEHAD #1092 3231044
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
P 191044Z NOV 09
FM AMEMBASSY ABU DHABI
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 3110
INFO RUEHDE/AMCONSUL DUBAI 8508
RUEHZM/GULF COOPERATION COUNCIL COLLECTIVE
RUCNDT/USMISSION USUN NEW YORK 0261

UNCLAS ABU DHABI 001092

SIPDIS

FOR NEA/ARP, NEA/RA AND IO/MPR

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PREL UNGA AORC FR AE
SUBJECT: UAE - UN SCALE OF ASSESSMENTS FOR PEACEKEEPING

REF: STATE 117712

1. (SBU) On November 19, DCM and French Deputy Head of Mission
Vincent Floreani delivered reftel demarche to Mohammed Rashed Al
Absi, Deputy Director of International Organizations at the Ministry
of Foreign Affairs. Al Absi asked several questions about the
current assessment scale and associated discount and joked that it
was UAEG "policy" to contribute more than its obligation to
international causes. He said he would be in contact with the UAE's
UN delegation but offered no substantive response.

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