Search

 

Cablegate: Kudos to Embassy Colombo for Economic Reporting

VZCZCXYZ0000
RR RUEHWEB

DE RUEHC #7653 3172223
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
R 132213Z NOV 09
FM SECSTATE WASHDC
TO AMEMBASSY COLOMBO 6313

UNCLAS STATE 117653

SIPDIS
USTR FOR MDELANEY/VKADER

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: ECON EFIN ETRD ELAB APER CE MV
SUBJECT: KUDOS TO EMBASSY COLOMBO FOR ECONOMIC REPORTING

1. E/EEB extends kudos to Embassy Colombo's economic team for
its consistently high quality and relevant reporting. With
over 30 economic cables in the past three months, Colombo's
small economic team is one of the best and most prolific in
the region. EEB appreciates the analytical and informative
cables on the macroeconomic status, monetary and fiscal
policy, assistance requests, International Monetary Fund
programs, tourism, labor, generalized system of preferences,
and other trade and commercial issues of both Sri Lanka and
Maldives.

2. The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative and
EEB/TPP/BTA wish to thank Embassy Colombo for its essential
role in the Trade and Investment Framework Agreement meetings
in Colombo and Male in October. Without the Embassy's
support, neither event would have been possible.

3. Keep up the great work.
CLINTON

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
World Headlines

 


Binoy Kampmark: Europe Dries Up
Scenes and pictures have been circulating of broken earth, lacking moisture, cracked and yearning. But these are not from traditional drought-stricken parts of the planet, where the animal carcass assumes near totemic power... More>>



UN: Bachelet Alarmed By Number Of Palestinian Children Killed In Latest Escalation

UN Human Rights Chief Michelle Bachelet today expressed alarm at the high number of Palestinians, including children, killed and injured in the occupied Palestinian territory this year, including in intense hostilities between Israel and Palestinian armed groups in Gaza last weekend... More>>

Save The Children: One Year Under Taliban Rule, Girls Are More Isolated, Hungry, Sad: New Report
One year since the Taliban took control of Afghanistan, an economic crisis, crippling drought and new restrictions have shattered girls’ lives, excluding them from society and leaving them hungry...
More>>

Somalia: ‘We Cannot Wait For Famine To Be Declared; We Must Act Now’
Rising acute food insecurity in Somalia has caused more than 900,000 people to flee their homes in search of humanitarian assistance since January last year, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has warned... More>>

UN: American West Faces Water And Power Shortages Due To Climate Crisis
Two of the largest reservoirs in the United States are at dangerously low levels due to the climate crisis and overconsumption of water, which could affect water and electricity supply for millions in six western states and Mexico, the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) warned on Tuesday... More>>



Singapore: UN Experts Call For Immediate Moratorium On Executions For Drug Offences

UN experts* today condemned the execution of Nazeri Bin Lajim, a 64-year-old Malay Singaporean national convicted of drug offenses and urged the Government of Singapore to halt plans to execute individuals on death row for drug related charges... More>>