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Title: Liberia Partners Forum -- Guinea

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TAGS: EFIN ECON PPOL PREL PBTS EAID GV LI SL
SUBJECT:  Liberia Partners Forum -- Guinea 
 
REFS: (A) 06 State 201818 
      (B) 06 Conakry 1711 
      (C) 12/22/06 Winn-Davis e-mails 
 
¶1.  On January 9, Poloff delivered demarche on the Liberia Partners 
Forum (Ref A) to Ambassador Mamady Traore, Political Counselor to 
the Minister of Foreign Affairs.  Traore saluted the U.S. efforts to 
support rebuilding Liberia but cautioned that any instability in the 
region would stymie progress.  Traore urged us to look at Liberia 
through the lens of the recently re-invigorated Mano River Union 
(MRU). 
 
¶2.  Traore said the recent MRU conference (Ref B) demonstrated that 
Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Guinea are seeking common solutions to 
development and rebuilding.  He said that Liberia's conflict 
severely impacted Guinea - with the long-term effect of hosting 
hundreds of thousands of refugees weakening its economic and social 
institutions.  Traore said the Partners Forum should include pledges 
of support for Guinea and Sierra Leone as well. 
 
¶3.  Traore said that to his knowledge, Guinea has not received any 
direct information or an invitation package for the Forum.  He said 
that if the government receives an invitation, he is confident that 
it would deploy a delegation from Guinea or be represented by the 
Guinean embassy in Washington.  Poloff promised to follow up with 
Traore and provide any additional information we have available. 
 
¶4.  Comment.  We do not expect Guinea to provide any funding to 
Liberia.  However, there may be assistance that Guinea and its 
neighbors can provide to otherwise support Liberian rebuilding. 
Post encourages Forum organizers to include time in the program to 
initiate ideas about non-traditional assistance from nations in the 
region. 
 
MCDONALD