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Cablegate: Egypt's Support for Pakistan Earthquake Relief

Published: Mon 24 Oct 2005 01:20 PM
This record is a partial extract of the original cable. The full text of the original cable is not available.
UNCLAS CAIRO 008163
SIPDIS
E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: EAID PK PHUM PREL EG
SUBJECT: EGYPT'S SUPPORT FOR PAKISTAN EARTHQUAKE RELIEF
REF: STATE 195483
1. Egypt responded immediately to Pakistan's humanitarian
crisis following the earthquake and has already donated 45
tons of relief supplies, including tents, blankets, food and
medicine. The Ministry of Defense used three of its own
C-130s and two U.S. Navy C-130s to transport the supplies.
2. Poloffs delivered reftel demarche to the Ministry of
Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Defense on October 23.
MFA Americas Desk officer Basil Ahmed said he would share the
demarche within the GOE for further consideration. Post will
continue to press for a substantive response and report this
separately.
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