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Cablegate: Sweden and Eu Invite Secretary Clinton to Attend

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TAGS: KGHG ECON EAID EPET RECIN ENRG UK SW
SUBJECT: SWEDEN AND EU INVITE SECRETARY CLINTON TO ATTEND
DONOR CONFERENCE ON EASTERN EUROPE ENERGY EFFICIENCY AND
ENVIRONMENTAL PARTNERSHIP

REF: A. STOCKHOLM 680
B. NOV. 16 E-MAILS FROM SELINGER/ROSENBLUM/BAKER
C. NOV. 9 E-MAILS FROM MORNINGSTAR/ROSENBLUM

1. Desk Officer Erik Holmqvist, Department for Eastern Europe
and Central Asia, Development Division at the Swedish
Ministry for Foreign Affairs, told post on November 17 that
Sweden has invited Secretary Clinton to attend a donor
conference on Eastern Europe Energy Efficiency and
Environmental Partnership to be held in Stockholm on November
26. Holmqvist noted that the invitation and a draft agenda
will also be delivered by the Swedish Embassy in Washington.
He stated that Sweden is aware that the conference date falls
on Thanksgiving, but hopes that the USG will be able to
participate.

2. Per Reftels B and C, Treasury, Energy and State Department
officials have been discussing U.S. participation, including
financial in this initiative and at the November 26 meeting.

3. Post urges Washington to send a representative to this
conference.
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