WikiLeaks cable: More on NZ's Unifil contributions

Photo / Mark Mitchell
Photo / Mark Mitchell

September 27, 2006
More on NZ's Unifil contributions

date:2006-09-27T22:51:00
source:Embassy Wellington
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reference:06WELLINGTON727
?C O N F I D E N T I A L WELLINGTON 000760

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STATE FOR D (FRITZ), EAP/FO, EAP/ANP, AND NEA/
NSC FOR VICTOR CHA
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?C O N F I D E N T I A L WELLINGTON 000760

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STATE FOR D (FRITZ), EAP/FO, EAP/ANP, AND NEA/
NSC FOR VICTOR CHA
SECDEF FOR OSD/ISD JESSICA POWERS
PACOM FOR J01E/J2/J233/J5/SJFHQ

E.O. 12958: DECL: 09/28/2016
TAGS: PREL, PGOV, MARR, MOPS, NZ, UN, LE
SUBJECT: MORE ON NEW ZEALAND'S UNIFIL CONTRIBUTIONS

REF: WELLINGTON 727

Classified By: DCM David J. Keegan,
for reasons 1.4(b) and (d)

1. (C) On September 27, Matthew Paterson, Senior Policy
Officer in the Security Policy Division at the Ministry of
Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT) confirmed to PE Couns that
GNZ has approved the deployment of a 6-person technical team
for UNMAS/UNIFIL, pending UN approval and the identification
of force protection and logistics support. The team will
offer technical assistance on demining and unexploded
ordinances work, and will undertake surveys of mine sites.
It will be deployed for 12-months from October.

2. (C) Paterson said that the UN has already accepted GNZ's
offer of a 4-person demining team (reftel). GNZ is still
working to get the appropriate force protection for the team,
and assumes this will come through soon.
Keegan

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