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04THEHAGUE2495
2004-09-30 12:56:00
CONFIDENTIAL
Embassy The Hague
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CYPRUS/NETHERLANDS: APPROACH TO EU MEMBERS ON AID,

Tags:   PREL  ECIN  CY  NL  EUN 
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						C O N F I D E N T I A L THE HAGUE 002495 

SIPDIS

EUR FOR DAS KENNEDY

E.O. 12958: DECL: 09/30/2014
TAGS: PREL ECIN CY NL EUN
SUBJECT: CYPRUS/NETHERLANDS: APPROACH TO EU MEMBERS ON AID,
TRADE FOR NORTH CYPRUS

REF: SECSTATE 209905

Classified By: Political Counselor Andrew Schofer for reasons 1.4 (b) a
nd (d)

C O N F I D E N T I A L THE HAGUE 002495

SIPDIS

EUR FOR DAS KENNEDY

E.O. 12958: DECL: 09/30/2014
TAGS: PREL ECIN CY NL EUN
SUBJECT: CYPRUS/NETHERLANDS: APPROACH TO EU MEMBERS ON AID,
TRADE FOR NORTH CYPRUS

REF: SECSTATE 209905

Classified By: Political Counselor Andrew Schofer for reasons 1.4 (b) a
nd (d)


1. (C) Poloff delivered reftel points on September 30 to
Hannie Pollman-Zall, Director of the Dutch MFA's Western and
Central European Affairs Department. Pollman-Zall responded
that "many lawyers are breaking their heads over ways to
facilitate direct Turkish Cypriot trade with the EU." She
welcomed the USG's approval of assistance and appreciated
receiving notice that the design teams are on the island.
She added that the EU is still working to resolve the
aid/trade issue internally.


2. (C) Pollman-Zall noted that the EU is frustrated by
Turkish refusal to invite the GOC, as one of the EU 25, to
the upcoming EU/OIC (Organization of the Islamic Conference)
meeting called by Turkey. She said that when Turkey
initially invited only the EU 24 (without Cyprus) to the
meeting, the Dutch EU Presidency forwarded the invitation to
all 25. When the Turks sent hotel information only to the EU
24, the Dutch resent it to all 25. Now, the Turks insist on
including the "Turkish Cypriot State" in the meeting,
something the EU cannot accept, she said. "The Turks are not
being helpful," she complained, noting that it would have
been in Ankara's interest to be more politically correct at
this point.


3. (C) According to Pollman-Zall, the Turks claim that
their position on is justified because of the EU's "failure"
to devise a plan to help the Turkish Cypriots. When asked,
she said she could not think of anything the USG could do at
this point to help resolve the impasse. She suggested that
the EU might eventually develop a solution allowing for
"lower level" representation at the EU/OIC meeting along the
lines of the compromise reached on Burma's participation in
the Hanoi ASEM (Asia/EU) meeting. Pollman-Zall said that
COREPER met September 29 to discuss the issue, but said she
did not yet know the results of that discussion.
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