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Cablegate: Gicnt and the G-8 Global Partnership: Different

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P 061355Z NOV 09
FM SECSTATE WASHDC
TO RUEHRL/AMEMBASSY BERLIN PRIORITY 4332
INFO RUEHMO/AMEMBASSY MOSCOW PRIORITY 5083

UNCLAS STATE 114601

SENSITIVE

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E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: GI GM PARM PREL PTER KGIC
SUBJECT: GICNT AND THE G-8 GLOBAL PARTNERSHIP: DIFFERENT
BUT MUTUALLY REINFORCING

REF: A. A: BERLIN 1277
B. B: STATE 83550

1. (U) This is an action request for Embassy Berlin.

2. (SBU) State thanks post for delivering reftel B points to
German MFA desk officer Dr. Bernd Rinnert. In response to his
inquiries (reftel A), State requests that Post offer the
following explanation about how the Global Initiative to
Combat Nuclear Terrorism (GICNT) fits into the G-20:

-- The GICNT is a capacity-building and information-sharing
initiative that holds no official or unofficial role in the
G-8 or in the G-20. GICNT goals include:

- Bringing together experience and expertise from the
nonproliferation, counterproliferation, and counter-terrorism
disciplines.
- Integrating collective capabilities and resources
to strengthen the overall global architecture to combat
nuclear terrorism.
- Providing the opportunity for nations to share
information and expertise in a legally non-binding
environment.

-- The non-proliferation and counter-terrorism work done in
other organizations and initiatives such as the G-8 Global
Partnership, the G-9 Lyon Roma Group, and the G-8
Counterterrorism Action Group (CTAG) reinforces the goals of
the GICNT but does not undermine GICNT's capacity-building
activities. The fact that G-20 member states have designated
the G-20 as their premier forum for international economic
cooperation should have no effect upon GICNT activities.
Instead, increased awareness of non-proliferation and
counter-terrorism activities by G-20 countries who are not
partners to the GICNT (Argentina, Brazil, Indonesia, Mexico,
and South Africa) may lead heightened interest and more
participation by such countries.
CLINTON

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