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04DJIBOUTI1220
2004-09-19 12:52:00
UNCLASSIFIED
Embassy Djibouti
Cable title:  

INSPECTION OF PARIS FINANCIAL SUPPORT AND

Tags:  ASIG AMGT 
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191252Z Sep 04
						UNCLAS DJIBOUTI 001220 

SIPDIS

IG FOR TIM WILDY

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: ASIG AMGT
SUBJECT: INSPECTION OF PARIS FINANCIAL SUPPORT AND
TRAINING OFFICE (FSTO)

REF: A)STATE 200361, B)STATE 146373



1. FOLLOWING RESPONSES KEYED TO QUESTIONS PER REF (A):

--QUESTION 1.A. QUALITY OF EFFECTIVENESS AND
TIMELINESS OF FSTO SUPPORT AND TRAINING RATED BY POST
AS "OUTSTANDING" BASED ON ITS EXPERIENCE WITH FSTO
QUICK AND COURTEOUS RESPONSES TO A GREAT VARIETY OF
FINANCIAL QUESTIONS RAISED BY POST AND ANSWERED BY
PARIS OVER THE PAST YEAR, AND PREVIOUS.

--QUESTION 1.B. WHILE POST DID NOT AVAIL ITSELF OF
TRAINING PROGRAMS LAST YEAR, POST RATES THE TRAINING
RECEIVED IN PRIOR YEARS AS "OUTSTANDING", AND THE
REASON FOR THE SMOOTH OPERATIONS IN DJIBOUTI'S B&F
SECTION, ESPECIALLY IN VOUCHER PROCESSING, FOR WHICH
POST HAS RECEIVED POSITIVE COMMENT FROM FSC/CHARLESTON.

--QUESTION 1.C. FOR POST'S IN AFRICA, MANY BUDGET
SECTIONS/FMO'S WOULD APPRECIATE A FORMAL "CALL-IN" HELP
LINE IN PARIS TO BE ABLE TO PICK UP THE PHONE AND CALL
WHEN IN NEED OF ASSISTANCE. PARIS BEING ROUGHLY IN THE
SAME TIME ZONE.



2. POST APPRECIATES OPPORTUNITY TO PROVIDE POSITIVE
SUPPORT FOR FSTO/PARIS.

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