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Cablegate: Zambia Appreciates Development Component to Af-Pak

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SUBJECT: ZAMBIA APPRECIATES DEVELOPMENT COMPONENT TO AF-PAK
STRATEGY

REF: SECSTATE 122731

1. (SBU) On December 1, Ambassador outlined the new U.S.
strategy for Afghanistan and Pakistan described in reftel for
MFA PermSec Tens Kapoma. He stressed that the new strategy
should be welcomed by Zambia and other countries who share
our goal to disrupt, dismantle, and defeat al Qaeda and to
prevent their return to either Afghanistan or Pakistan.

2. (SBU) Kapoma appreciated the advance notice on the new
U.S. strategy, noted that the approach had a significant
development/economic component, and said he looked forward to
hearing what President Obama had to say tonight.
BOOTH

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