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Cablegate: Demarche On Usg Concerns About Sri Lankan Defense

Published: Thu 5 Nov 2009 02:18 PM
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DE RUEHSM #0693 3091418
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
O 051418Z NOV 09
FM AMEMBASSY STOCKHOLM
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC IMMEDIATE 4852
INFO RUEHZL/EUROPEAN POLITICAL COLLECTIVE PRIORITY
RUEHLM/AMEMBASSY COLOMBO PRIORITY 0072
UNCLAS STOCKHOLM 000693
SENSITIVE
SIPDIS
STATE FOR JENNIFER M. PETERSON
E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: EAID ECON EFIN CE SW
SUBJECT: DEMARCHE ON USG CONCERNS ABOUT SRI LANKAN DEFENSE
SPENDING DELIVERED
REF: STATE 113932
(SBU) On November 5, post delivered reftel points to Barbro
Elm, Senior Advisor, Department for Asia and the Pacific, at
the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs, and Patrick
Granstrom, Deputy Director, International Financial
Institutions, at the Ministry of Finance. Reftel arrived at
post after COB November 4. Post contacted the relevant
officials at opening of business on November 5. Due to the
short turnaround for reporting (COB November 5), post was
unable to obtain any responses. Post will report additional
information septel.
BARZUN
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