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Cablegate: Rokg Firmly Supports Usg Relief Efforts in Haiti

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OO RUEHWEB

DE RUEHUL #0129 0290101
ZNR UUUUU ZZH (CCY AD17A5A9 WSC5123-695)
O 290101Z JAN 10
FM AMEMBASSY SEOUL
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC IMMEDIATE 6872
INFO RUCNKOR/KOREA COLLECTIVE PRIORITY
RUCNDT/USMISSION USUN NEW YORK PRIORITY 1955
RUEHGV/USMISSION GENEVA PRIORITY 0040
RHMFIUU/COMUSKOREA J5 SEOUL KOR PRIORITY
RUACAAA/COMUSKOREA INTEL SEOUL KOR PRIORITY
RHMFISS/COMUSFK SEOUL KOR PRIORITY
RHHMUNA/CDR USPACOM HONOLULU HI PRIORITY

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SENSITIVE
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C O R R E C T E D COPY CAPTION
HAITI EARTHQUAKE TASK FORCE, WHA/CAR: V DE PIRRO, IO/UNP:
BNARANJO AND MGARUCKIS

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TAGS: PREL PREF EAID ECON HA KS
SUBJECT: ROKG FIRMLY SUPPORTS USG RELIEF EFFORTS IN HAITI

REF: STATE 6918

(SBU) DCM delivered reftel demarche January 28, which
described American actions to assist Haiti with the aftermath
of its earthquake, to Cho Hyun, the new ROK Deputy Foreign
Minister for Multilateral and Global Affairs Division. The
DCM emphasized that the Haitian Government is the driving
force behind all relief and recovery efforts. DFM Cho
thanked the DCM for the update and stressed that managing the
ROKG's 7.5 million USD relief donation and upcoming dispatch
of 217 ROK peacekeepers are top priorities for the IO bureau.
DFM Cho added that IO Bureau Director-General Shin Dong-ik
will lead a nine-member interagency PKO survey team to Haiti
on January 29.
STEPHENS

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