Search

 

Cablegate: Supporting Uae Assistance to Afghanistan

VZCZCXYZ0001
RR RUEHWEB

DE RUEHAD #1160 3491235
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
R 151234Z DEC 09
FM AMEMBASSY ABU DHABI
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC 0029
RUEHC/USAID WASHDC 0001
INFO GULF COOPERATION COUNCIL COLLECTIVE
RUEHBUL/AMEMBASSY KABUL 0002
RUEHIL/AMEMBASSY ISLAMABAD 0002

UNCLAS ABU DHABI 001160

SENSITIVE
SIPDIS
DEPARTMENT FOR NEA/ARP, SRAP, AND SCA/A

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: EAID ECON EFIN AE AF
SUBJECT: SUPPORTING UAE ASSISTANCE TO AFGHANISTAN

REF: KABUL 3993; ABU DHABI 745

(SBU) Post supports Embassy Kabul's suggestion (Ref A) that
relevant USG officials engage the Abu Dhabi Fund for Development
(ADFD), which is tasked with programming UAEG financial support for
Afghanistan (as well as its $300 million pledge for Pakistan). As
reported in Ref B, ADFD has repeatedly expressed interest in
cooperating with the USG on implementation of this funding. While
post can support visitors on the margins of the January SRAP
meeting in Abu Dhabi, ADFD Acting Director General Mohammed Saif Al
Suwaidi has also expressed an interest in traveling to Washington
in early 2010 to meet with USAID and other USG officials. Al
Suwaidi told EconOff he hopes to improve ADFD coordination with and
support for U.S. efforts in Afghanistan, Pakistan and other
countries, including Latin America. If USG officials are available
to travel to the UAE, the newly established federal Office of
Foreign Aid Coordination may also be able to gather other relevant
humanitarian organizations, such as the Red Crescent Authority,
Sheikh Zayid bin Sultan Charitable Organization, and other
prominent groups.
OLSON

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
World Headlines

 

UN News: UN Strongly Condemns Knife Attack Inside Nice Church Which Left Three Dead

The UN Secretary-General on Thursday strongly condemned a knife attack inside a French church in the southern French city of Nice, which reportedly left three worshippers dead. In a statement released by his Spokesperson, António Guterres extended his ... More>>

ALRANZ: Denounces US Senate Confirmation Of Judge Barrett

ALRANZ Abortion Rights Aotearoa denounces the US Senate’s confirmation of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court seat formerly held by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg. “This action demonstrates the rank hypocrisy of the once-respected upper chamber ... More>>

UN News: Millions Affected As Devastating Typhoon Strikes Viet Nam

A major typhoon has struck central Viet Nam, affecting millions of people – including about 2.5 million children – in a region already reeling from the effects of severe floods, according to UN agencies in the country. There are also reports that 174 ... More>>

Reporters Without Borders: Julian Assange’s Extradition Hearing Marred By Barriers To Open Justice

After monitoring four weeks of evidence in the US extradition proceedings against Wikileaks publisher Julian Assange, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) reiterates concern regarding the targeting of Assange for his contributions to journalism, and calls ... More>>