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00THEHAGUE1850
2000-06-21 17:06:00
CONFIDENTIAL
Embassy The Hague
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GREECE/TERRORISM: DUTCH PM KOK PRESSES SIMITIS AT

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						C O N F I D E N T I A L THE HAGUE 001850 

SIPDIS


E.O. 12958: DECL: 06/21/2010
TAGS: PTER PREL GR UK NL EUN
SUBJECT: GREECE/TERRORISM: DUTCH PM KOK PRESSES SIMITIS AT
FEIRA

REF: A. THE HAGUE 1801

B. STATE 113631


Classified by DCM Reed Fendrick, Reasons 1.5 b/d

C O N F I D E N T I A L THE HAGUE 001850

SIPDIS


E.O. 12958: DECL: 06/21/2010
TAGS: PTER PREL GR UK NL EUN
SUBJECT: GREECE/TERRORISM: DUTCH PM KOK PRESSES SIMITIS AT
FEIRA

REF: A. THE HAGUE 1801

B. STATE 113631


Classified by DCM Reed Fendrick, Reasons 1.5 b/d


1.(C) Prime Minister Kok's Foreign Policy Advisor Wim Geerts
told DCM on June 21 that, per ref A request, Kok pulled aside
Greek PM Simitis during the Feira Summit to voice his "strong
concern" about the recent murder of British Brigadier
Saunders. According to Geerts, Kok told Simitis that the
Dutch took the terrorist threat "extremely seriously" and
that Kok would expect Simitis to deliver on his pledges to
combat terrorism in Greece. Geerts wanted DCM to know that
the general statement on terrorism included in paragraph 51
of the concluding document of the Feira Summit, while not
referring directly to the Saunders murder, was crafted
specifically in response to the incident.


2.(C) Comment: While not taking sole credit for the Feira
language (he noted that British PM Blair and others had also
weighed in with Simitis), Geerts wanted the U.S. to be aware
of the strong Dutch efforts on Greek terrorism.
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