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Cablegate: The President's Announcement On the Way Forward In

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SUBJECT: THE PRESIDENT'S ANNOUNCEMENT ON THE WAY FORWARD IN
AFGHANISTAN AND PAKISTAN

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1. (SBU) Charge d'affaires delivered reftel message December
1 to A/S-equivalent Anatoliy Oliynyk, who heads the MFA's
NATO General Directorate. Charge previewed the President's
message, noting that we are prepared to devote significant
new resources to defeating al Qaida, but that our commitment
in Afghanistan and Pakistan would not be open-ended. He
added that we would welcome material and diplomatic support
from allies and friends like Ukraine.

2. (SBU) Oliynyk underscored the importance for Ukraine of
defeating al Qaida, and undertook to convey our message to
his leadership, noting that he would be flying with Minister
Poroshenko to Brussels on December 3 for a NATO-Ukraine
Commission ministerial.
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