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Cablegate: Italy to Provide Five Million Euro to Un For

Published: Thu 21 Apr 2005 03:13 PM
This record is a partial extract of the original cable. The full text of the original cable is not available.
UNCLAS ROME 001374
SIPDIS
E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PREL EAID AF IT UNSC AFGHANISTAN
SUBJECT: ITALY TO PROVIDE FIVE MILLION EURO TO UN FOR
AFGHAN ELECTION AND PARLIAMENT SUPPORT
REF: STATE 061560
(U) The Italian Government has approved five million Euro in
response to the UN appeal for Afghanistan. Four million Euro
are designated for election support, and an additional one
million Euro to help establish Afghanistan's new Parliament.
Italy on April 3 requested a "letter of acceptance" from the
UN in order to complete processing and transfer the funds.
Upon receipt of the UN letter, the MFA Development Office for
Afghanistan said it might take an additional week or two for
bank processing. Essentially, however, our MFA contacts told
us, "the ball is in the UN's court" to receive the funds.
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