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Cablegate: Demarche Delivered: Response to Humanitarian

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P 192249Z JAN 10
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STATE FOR STACY D. WILLIAMS AT WILLIAMSSD3@STATE.GOV,
MELISSA ROSSER ON HAITI TASKFORCE ONE AT
TASKFORCE-1@STATE.GOV, AND MAURA O'NEILL AT
MONEILL@USAID.GOV

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: EAID ECON PGOV PREL PREF HA
SUBJECT: DEMARCHE DELIVERED: RESPONSE TO HUMANITARIAN
ASSISTANCE OFFERS FOR HAITI

REF: STATE 4854

1. Charge conveyed reftel points to Ministry of Foreign
Affairs (MOFA) North American Affairs Bureau Director-General
Kazuyoshi Umemoto January 19. Umemoto thanked the USG for
its support for Japan's relief efforts in Haiti and said the
Japan Self Defense Force is currently examining possibilities
for additional support.

2. Separately, Econoff conveyed reftel points to Hiroaki
Sano, MOFA International Cooperation Bureau Special
Coordinator for Overseas Disaster Assistance. Sano thanked
the USG for its logistic support of the Japan Self Defense
Force deployment in Haiti and said a shipment of relief
supplies, including tents, blankets and tarps left for Port
au Prince the morning of January 19 Japan time. Sano said
the Japanese government is not waiting on any additional
response from the USG but will continue to communicate
through Embassy Tokyo as well as the Japanese Embassy in
Washington and the Japanese Consulate in Miami as events
warrant.

3. Embassy Tokyo Economic Minister Counselor and USAID
Development Coordinator also plan to convey reftel points to
newly-promoted MOFA International Cooperation Bureau
Director-General Shiro Sadoshima on January 20 and will
report any substantive response septel.
ZUMWALT

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