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Cablegate: Tfus01: Acceptance of Finnish Assistance Offer For

Published: Tue 13 Sep 2005 05:05 AM
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UNCLAS HELSINKI 000974
SIPDIS
STATE FOR TFUS01 AND EUR/NB
E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: EAID PREL PGOV ASEC MARR AMGT AMED
SUBJECT: TFUS01: ACCEPTANCE OF FINNISH ASSISTANCE OFFER FOR
HURRICANE KATRINA RELIEF
REF: STATE 167044
1. Per reftel instructions, Embassy Helsinki has conveyed to
the GOF the USG's acceptance of part of Finland's offer for
assistance, to include 9,000 sheets, 200 small tarps, 200
first aid kits, 120 cooler cases, 1,000 pillow cases, and
3,500 thermosheets.
2. Contact information for the host government
points-of-contact are:
-- FOREIGN MINISTRY: Ms. Anna Wickstrom-Noejgaard, Unit for
North America, Department for the Americas and Asia. Email:
anna.wickstrom-noejgaard@formin.fi. Telephone:
358-9-160-56253 (2), 040-849-3391 (cell).
-- INTERIOR MINISTRY: Mr. Esko Koskinen and Mr. Harri
Frelander. Telephone: 358-9-1604-2971.
3. Post contact information: Gregory Thome or Ina Erickson,
Political Section; Email addresses: ThomeGD@state.gov and
EricksonIN@state.gov; Telephone: 358-9-6162-5480; IVG
953-0000, Ext. 5480.
MACK
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