Viewing cable 09REYKJAVIK211, ICELAND TO MAINTAIN CURRENT ASSISTANCE LEVELS TO
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|09REYKJAVIK211||2009-11-25 17:05||2011-01-13 05:05||CONFIDENTIAL||Embassy Reykjavik|
VZCZCXRO0243 PP RUEHDBU RUEHFL RUEHKW RUEHLA RUEHNP RUEHROV RUEHSL RUEHSR DE RUEHRK #0211 3291700 ZNY CCCCC ZZH P 251700Z NOV 09 FM AMEMBASSY REYKJAVIK TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 4227 INFO RUEHZL/EUROPEAN POLITICAL COLLECTIVE PRIORITY
C O N F I D E N T I A L REYKJAVIK 000211 SIPDIS E.O. 12958: DECL: 11/25/2019 TAGS: NATO PREL MOPS MARR PGOV IC SUBJECT: ICELAND TO MAINTAIN CURRENT ASSISTANCE LEVELS TO AFGHANISTAN REF: STATE 120807 Classified By: CDA SAM WATSON FOR REASONS 1.4 (B) AND (D) ¶1. (C) Charge drew on points contained in reftel in a discussion with Greta Gunnarsdottir, head of the International and Security Affairs Directorate at the Icelandic Ministry of Foreign Affairs, on November 25. Gunarsdottir thanked Charge for the information and offered assurances that Aghanistan would remain a top priority for the Icelandic Government. She said that while Iceland cannot increase its contribution at this time, the five Icelanders currently serving in Afghanistan will remain in their positons for the forseeable future. ¶2. (C) Gunnarsdottir also mentioned that several Afghan citizens have enrolled in a new gender equality training program at the University of Reykjavik. She said that participants, upon completion of the program, are expected to return home and continue their work on promoting gender equality in Afghanistan. WATSON