WikiLeaks cable: NZ's response to appeal for Pakistan earthquake assistance and to message on Nato support

October 28, 2005
NZ's response to appeal for Pakistan earthquake assistance and to message on Nato support

source:Embassy Wellington
origin:05WELLINGTON848
destination:This record is a partial extract of the original cable.
The full text of the original cable is not available.
classification:CONFIDENTIAL
reference:05STATE195483

TAGS: EAID, AEMR, ASEC, MASS, PGOV, PREF, PREL, PK, NZ, NATO
SUBJECT: NEW ZEALAND'S RESPONSE TO APPEAL FOR PAKISTAN
EARTHQUAKE ASSISTANCE AND TO MESSAGE ON NATO SUPPORT

REF: A. STATE 195483

B. STATE 194572

Classified by: Charge d'Affaires David R. Burnett. Reasons:
1.4 (b) and (d).

1. (U) Post on October 25 delivered the ref A demarche --
seeking New Zealand's contribution to earthquake relief and
rehabilitation in Pakistan -- to the New Zealand Agency for
International Development (NZAID).

Jane Coster of NZAID
reported October 28 that New Zealand had contributed NZ $1.5
million (US $1.05 million) for the relief effort, paid
through the United Nations Development Program and the Red
Cross.

2. (C) Post's defense attache on October 28 delivered the ref
B demarche -- encouraging New Zealand's contribution to the
NATO relief effort -- to Air Vice-Marshal David Bamfield,
vice chief of the New Zealand Defense Force. Bamfield said
his government would consider whether it could contribute.
Separately, econoff alerted Coster to the NATO effort and the
request that New Zealand consider participating in it.
Burnett

- Herald on Sunday

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