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Cablegate: Salvadorn Mfa On the President's Announcement On the Way

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

REF: 09 STATE 122731; STATE 122234

1. (SBU) On December 1, Poloff met with Deputy Director of Foreign
Policy Nelson Amaya, Director of Middle East Affairs Milton MagaC1a,
and Director of Bilateral Relations Wendy Acevedo at the Ministry
of Foreign Affairs (MFA) to discuss talking points from Ref A.

2. (SBU) Amaya said he would pass the talking points to Minister
of Foreign Affairs Hugo Martinez, who is in Portugal attending the
Ibero-American Summit. The MFA officials asked if NATO members
will support the US by deploying additional forces to Afghanistan,
and if the U.S. will employ other strategies besides the deployment
of additional troops. They would like follow up on these topics.

3. (U) Post provided the Spanish-language version of the speech to
the MFA on December 2.
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