UNCLAS WELLINGTON 000698
EAP/ANP DRICCI AND INR/GGI DBRAUM
E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PINR KAWC NZ
SUBJECT: NEW ZEALAND: NO ONE FROM CAPITAL TO ATTEND
CONFERENCE ON GENOCIDE AND ATROCITIES PREVENTION
REF: A. WELLINGTON 398
Â¶B. STATE 76257
Â¶1. (U) On August 24, Poloff delivered to Gerard van Bohemen,
International Legal Advisor, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and
Trade (MFAT) the Department's responses to Ref A questions.
Â¶2. (SBU) van Bohemen responded on August 31 that due to
"pressure on travel budgets and other commitments, Wellington
based attendance is not feasible." He has passed the
invitation and related information to the New Zealand Embassy
in Washington to see if they might attend.