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Cablegate: Sudanese Officials On Haiti

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SENSITIVE
SIPDIS
DEPARTMENT FOR HAITI TASK FORCE

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: EAID PGOV PREL PHUM SU
SUBJECT: Sudanese Officials on Haiti

REF: A) STATE 4909; B) STATE 6918

1. (U) In a series of meetings beginning January
20, Charge discussed the humanitarian relief effort in Haiti with
high level Government of Sudan leaders, including Presidential
Advisor Dr. Ghazi Salah al Deen Attabani. Pol-Econ Chief spoke
with Tariq Abu Salih, Acting Director, Americas Division, Ministry
of Foreign Affairs, and on January 24 delivered talking points and
provided him with a copy of the white paper (Ref B). Pol Econ
Chief thanked Abu Salih for the government's efforts through the
Dr. Magzoub El-Khalifa Charity Organization, a government entity,
to explore ways to be of assistance. The charity's chairperson,
Dr. Abdel Bagi El-Jaylani, State Minister at the Ministry of
Humanitarian Affairs, told Emboff that the charity would conduct a
meeting with local and international non-governmental organizations
on January 27 to discuss the situation and decide what to do.

2. (SBU) Comment: Post does not anticipate that Sudan will
provide significant material or other assistance to the relief
effort.
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