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C O N F I D E N T I A L THE HAGUE 002247
E.O. 12958: DECL: 09/02/2013 TAGS: PREL OTRA IZ NL SUBJECT: IRAQ: VISIT OF DUTCH DEFMIN TO IRAQ SEPTEMBER 24-25
REF: A. USDAO THE HAGUE - USEUCOM EMAIL 08/27/03 AND
B. SHOLLIDAY-NDEAN EMAIL OF 09/03/03 AND PREVIOUS (NOTAL)
Classified By: CLASSIFIED BY POLITICAL COUNSELOR MARY DALY FOR REASONS 1.5 (B AND D)
1. (U) This is an action request, see para 4.
2. (C) Dutch Minister of Defense Henk Kamp plans to travel to Iraq from September 24-25 to visit UK Division Headquarters in Al Basra and meet with Dutch troops participating in stabilization operations in Al Muthanna on September 24. The Minister requests a meeting with Ambassador Bremer in Baghdad on the morning of September 25.
3. (C) Per ref A, the GONL requests security escort for the visit of the Minister while in Baghdad. We understand per ref B that the Dutch Embassy in Washington is making this request via diplomatic note to the Department of State.
4. (C) Action request: Mission seeks Department assistance in securing an appointment for Minister Kamp on September 25 with Amb. Bremer. SOBEL