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Cablegate: Exbs Advisor October 25 to November 10, 2009 Month End

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P 181800Z NOV 09
FM AMEMBASSY KABUL
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 3297
INFO RUEHAST/USOFFICE ALMATY
RUEHKB/AMEMBASSY BAKU 1536
RUEHRL/AMEMBASSY BERLIN 2246
RUEHEK/AMEMBASSY BISHKEK 4833
RUEHDBU/AMEMBASSY DUSHANBE 0137
RUEHMO/AMEMBASSY MOSCOW 3093
RUEHNT/AMEMBASSY TASHKENT 0027
RUEHSI/AMEMBASSY TBILISI 0066
RUEHYE/AMEMBASSY YEREVAN 0085
RHMFIUU/US CUSTOMS SERVICE WASHDC
RUEKJCS/SECDEF WASHINGTON DC
RULSJGA/COMDT COGRD WASHINGTON DC
RHMFIUU/HQ USCENTCOM MACDILL AFB FL
RHMFIUU/DEPT OF ENERGY WASHINGTON DC
RUEKJCS/JOINT STAFF WASHINGTON DC
RUEASWA/DTRA ALEX WASHINGTON DC

UNCLAS SECTION 01 OF 02 KABUL 003719

SIPDIS

DEPT FOR ISN/ECC DFORBES, LSPRINGER, AND JFRIEDMAN
SCA/RA FOR JSPILLSBURY
SCA/A
CBP/INATR GRISING AND JJEFFERS
DHS/ICE FOR AMEFFERD
DOE/NNSA FOR JCOLLINS
DOC/BIS FOR DCREED
USCG FOR SHABTEMICHAEL
AMEMBASSY BERLIN FOR CBP ATTACHE
AMEMBASSY MOSCOW FOR ICE ATTACHE

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: ETTC KNNP KSTC MNUC PARM PREL KG AF
SUBJECT: EXBS ADVISOR OCTOBER 25 to NOVEMBER 10, 2009 MONTH END
REPORT, KABUL, AFGHANISTAN

I. BROAD ITEMS OF INTEREST TO ADVISORS AND AGENCY MANAGERS:

1. (U) EXBS Program Coordinator Roohullah Shaikaib accompanied an
Afghan delegation to the United States for training and meetings in
Washington from October 24 to November 14. EXBS Advisor worked with
Allied Machinery Ltd. to service two forklifts, provided by EXBS to
the Afghan Customs Service, in preparation for their shipment to
Afghan Border Crossing Points ; and attended four border
coordination meetings in Kabul.

II. COMPLETED ACTIONS FOR REPORTING PERIOD

A. Site Assessments and Meetings

1. (U) During the reporting period, EXBS Advisor met with the
construction company contracted to refurbish two secure rooms at the
Ministry of Commerce and Industry (MoCI). The rooms will house
computers and servers for a computer-based licensing systems EXBS
will donate to MoCI. MoCI requested that EXBS modify the contract
to include a second window and reroute the wiring under the new
insulated flooring. EXBS Advisor approved the modifications. EXBS
staff is working with the Embassy General Services Office to secure
housing and transportation for a contractor scheduled to install
licensing equipment and software from December 2, 2009 to February
3, 2010

2. (U) EXBS staff visited the Afghan Customs Inland Customs Depot to
discuss the completion of warranty work on two 13.5 ton forklifts
prior to shipment to Islam Qalah and Towr Khan border crossing
points. The contractor assigned to the project completed the
warranty work on October 27.

3. (U) EXBS staff escorted four Afghan Government officials
attending a two-week export control workshop at the University of
Georgia in Athens, Georgia, and three days of consultations in
Washington.

4. (U) EXBS Advisor attended three Border Coordination Meetings and
one Border Management Working Group meeting to discuss coordinating
assistance from U.S. government agencies and other donors to the
Afghan border agencies.

5. (U) EXBS Advisor met with Dr. Abdul Malik, head of the Radiation
Protection and Radiation Safety Department of the Kabul Ministry of
Health to discuss a request for EXBS funding to attend a World Heath
Organization (WHO) seminar. The request was denied because the
topics to be discussed at the seminar are not related to the EXBS
program. EXBS has agreed to fund two Weapons of Mass Destruction
(WMD)- related trips for Dr. Malik. EXBS is working with Dr. Malik
on a proposal to provide nuclear, chemical, explosives and radiation
safety train-the-trainer instruction to 20 Afghan Customs and Border
Police.

B. Training Conducted

1. (U) From October 24 - November 11, 2009 the EXBS Program
Coordinator and four Afghan Government Officials attend an Export
Control training program at the University of Georgia in Athens,
Georgia. The Afghan participants work closely with EXBS and the
Commonwealth Trading Partners (CTP), a legislative development
consultation company to draft an export control law that conforms to
international standards. CTP will visit Afghanistan in December to
finalize the draft in preparation for approval by the Afghan
Government.

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C. Training Programs Pending.

1. None

III. RED FLAG ISSUES:

None

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