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04THEHAGUE598
2004-03-10 16:23:00
UNCLASSIFIED
Embassy The Hague
Cable title:  

CHORNOBYL SHELTER FUND - DUTCH DOUBTFUL

Tags:  KNNP KSCA ENRG OTRA TRGY NL 
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UNCLAS THE HAGUE 000598

SIPDIS

NP/SC FOR STERN

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: KNNP KSCA ENRG OTRA TRGY NL
SUBJECT: CHORNOBYL SHELTER FUND - DUTCH DOUBTFUL

REF: SECSTATE 49212

ECOUNS MADE REFTEL DEMARCHE TO PIETER VAN DONKERSHOUT, DEPUTY
DIRECTOR OF THE MFA'S OFFICE OF ENVIRONMENTAL AND NUCLEAR
SAFETY, WHO HAD BEEN PREVIOUSLY INFORMED OF THE APPEAL BY A
DIRECT COMMUNICATION FROM THE DEPARTMENT. VAN DONKERSHOUT
REPORTED THAT, ALTHOUGH THE DUTCH, WHO HAD PREVIOUSLY
CONTRIBUTED THREE MILLION EUROS TO THE FUND, WOULD CONSIDER
AN ADDITIONAL COMMITMENT, IT WOULD BE DIFFICULT TO IDENTIFY A
FUNDING SOURCE, AND ALMOST CERTAINLY NOT IN TIME FOR A DONOR
MEETING IN MAY. IN ANY EVENT, HE SAID, THE AMOUNT THE DUTCH
MIGHT BE ABLE TO PLEDGE WOULD BE SMALL - PERHAPS A MILLION
EUROS. VAN DONKERSHOUT NONETHELESS PROMISED TO CONTINUE
SEARCHING FOR POSSIBLE SOURCES OF ADDITIONAL MONEY FOR THE
FUND.
SOBEL