WikiLeaks cable: MOU with NZ regarding Zheleznogorsk power plant

Photo / Mark Mitchell
Photo / Mark Mitchell

May 19, 2005
MOU with New Zealand regarding Zheleznogorsk power plant

date:2006-05-19T04:56:00
source:Embassy Wellington
origin:06WELLINGTON387
destination:VZCZCXYZ0012 OO RUEHWEB DE RUEHWL #0387 1390456 ZNY CCCCC
ZZH O 190456Z MAY 06 FM AMEMBASSY WELLINGTON TO RHMCSUU/DEPT OF ENERGY
WASHINGTON DC IMMEDIATE RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC IMMEDIATE 2799
classification:CONFIDENTIAL
reference:06STATE78792
?C O N F I D E N T I A L WELLINGTON 000387

SIPDIS

SIPDIS

DOE FOR S-1 S-2 AND NA-1: BROOKS/AOKI/FREMONT
NA-20: BAKER/BLACK
NA-23: TUR...
?C O N F I D E N T I A L WELLINGTON 000387

SIPDIS

SIPDIS

DOE FOR S-1 S-2 AND NA-1: BROOKS/AOKI/FREMONT
NA-20: BAKER/BLACK
NA-23: TURNER/CHACEY
STATE FOR EAP/ANP, EUR/RUS, AND EB/ESC

E.O. 12958: DECL: 05/19/2016
TAGS: ENRG, PARM, OTRA, RS, KNNP, TRGY, NZ
SUBJECT: MOU WITH NEW ZEALAND REGARDING ZHELEZNOGORSK POWER
PLANT

REF: STATE 78792

Classified By: DCM David R. Burnett,
for reasons 1.4 (b) and (d)

1. (U) On May 18, 2006, PolCouns shared the revised MOU and
talking points provided reftel with Deborah Panckhurst of the
Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade's (MFAT) Disarmament
Division. Panckhurst said that she has also been in contact
with DOE's Mike Stafford about this issue. MFAT will
respond to our changes once the Ministry lawyer involved with
the MOU, Caroline Bilkey, has reviewed it.

2. (C) Panckhurst said NZ officials are concerned they will
face public and opposition criticism if they cannot visit a
taxpayer-funded assistance project. DOE has provided some
indication that other donors have accepted similar
restrictions, but additional information would be very
helpful.

3. (C) We have also told Panckhurst that Embassy is willing
to approach opposition parties at the highest levels as
needed, to urge that they not make a political issue of this
important project.
McCormick


date:2006-05-24T22:38:00
source:Embassy Wellington
origin:06WELLINGTON398
destination:This record is a partial extract of the original cable.
The full text of the original cable is not available. 242238Z May 06
classification:CONFIDENTIAL
reference:06STATE76257
?C O N F I D E N T I A L WELLINGTON 000398

SIPDIS

DEPARTMENT FOR EAP/ANP DRICCI

E.O. 12958: DECL: 05/23/2016
TAGS: PINR, KAWC, NZ
SU...
?C O N F I D E N T I A L WELLINGTON 000398

SIPDIS

DEPARTMENT FOR EAP/ANP DRICCI

E.O. 12958: DECL: 05/23/2016
TAGS: PINR, KAWC, NZ
SUBJECT: NEW ZEALAND ATTENDANCE AT CONFERENCE ON GENOCIDE
AND ATROCITIES PREVENTION

REF: STATE 76257

(U) Classified by Political-Economic Counselor Katherine B.
Hadda.
Reasons: 1.4 (b) and (d).

1. (U) This is an action message -- see para 4.

2. (C) On May 15, Poloff delivered reftel invitation to
Valerie Meyer; Deputy Director; United Nations, Human Rights,
and Commonwealth Division, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and
Trade (MFAT). Meyer responded that representatives from her
division would not be able to attend, but that she would
relay the invitation to Gerard van Bohemen, MFAT's
International Legal Advisor.

3. (C) On May 21, van Bohemen responded saying that Legal
Division will likewise find it difficult to attend the
conference, but requested further clarification about the
conference before making a final decision.

4. (C) Post requests Department assistance in responding to
the following questions from van Bohemen:

-- What will be the focus of the conference discussion? Is
it legally-focused or is it looking to establish some kind of
early warning system?

-- Is the intention to focus on avoiding the social and
economic circumstances that might give rise to such
atrocities?

-- If a Wellington-based GNZ official is unable to attend,
would representation from NZ's Embassy in Washington be
acceptable?
McCormick


© Copyright 2014, APN New Zealand Limited

Assembled by: (static) on red akl_n6 at 19 Sep 2014 14:04:29 Processing Time: 413ms