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Title: UPDATE ON MOU WITH NEW ZEALAND REGARDING

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06WELLINGTON4252006-06-02 05:38:00 2011-08-30 01:44:00 CONFIDENTIAL Embassy Wellington
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E.O. 12958: DECL: 06/02/2016 
TAGS: KNNP ENRG PARM OTRA TRGY NZ
SUBJECT: UPDATE ON MOU WITH NEW ZEALAND REGARDING 
ZHELEZNOGORSK POWER PLANT 
 
REF: WELLINGTON 387 
 
Classified By: Political-Economic Counselor Katherine Hadda, 
for reasons 1.4 (b) and (d) 
 
¶1. (C) Deborah Panckhust, officer in the Ministry of Foreign 
Affairs and Trade's (MFAT) Disarmament Division, says that 
MFAT lawyers have now approved the U.S. draft text for the 
Zheleznogorsk MOU.  However, the MOU must now be approved by 
Foreign Minister Winston Peters and Defense Minister Phil 
Goff.  As they had already approved the agreement in 
principle, Panckhurst is optimistic that they will give their 
OK within the week. 
 
¶2.  (C) Panckhurst said that GNZ is mindful that they must 
spend the proposed funds by June 30, the end of New Zealand's 
fiscal year.  She is hopeful the agreement can be approved 
and signed in time. 
 
 
McCormick