Viewing cable 07THEHAGUE1584
Title: PARTNERSHIP FOR DEMOCRATIC GOVERNANCE: DUTCH WILL

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07THEHAGUE15842007-08-29 12:27:00 2011-08-30 01:44:00 UNCLASSIFIED//FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY Embassy The Hague
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UNCLAS THE HAGUE 001584 
 
SIPDIS 
 
SENSITIVE 
SIPDIS 
 
ADDIS ABABA FOR USAU 
PARIS FOR USOECD (PREID, CSTONE) 
BRUSSELS FOR USEU (PLERNER) 
USOAS FOR (BMANZANARES) 
STATE FOR S/P (DSOKOLSKY, JGERAN) 
STATE ALSO FOR EUR/WE (TSMITH) 
 
E.O. 12958: N/A 
TAGS: EAID KDEM OAS OECD NL
SUBJECT: PARTNERSHIP FOR DEMOCRATIC GOVERNANCE: DUTCH WILL 
NOT BECOME FOUNDING MEMBER 
 
REF: A. STATE 115400 
     ¶B. STATE 108794 
 
THIS MESSAGE IS SENSITIVE BUT UNCLASSIFIED.  PLEASE HANDLE 
ACCORDINGLY. 
 
¶1.  (U)  Econoff delivered on August 16 ref A & B points and 
principles for the Partnership for Democratic Governance 
(PDG) to Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs officials Aart 
Jacobi, Director, Human Rights, Humanitarian Aid, and Peace 
Building, and Jan Huesken, Senior Policy Officer in the same 
department. 
 
¶2.  (SBU)  In a subsequent discussion August 28, Huesken said 
the GONL still had reservations on modalities and the PDG's 
impact on local democratic processes, particularly if 
governance was weak.  Based on Dutch experience, he 
explained, contractors possessing critical expertise and 
performing key government functions found it difficult to 
leave as stipulated in their exit strategies.  As a result, 
the GONL would not join as a founding member, and instead see 
how the PDG developed and review their membership decision 
"when the time was right," Huesken said. 
 
¶3.  (SBU)  Huesken said, however, that the PDG's progress and 
institutionalization within the OECD was a "positive" 
development and that the GONL supported the "gist" of the 
PDG.  Therefore, the Dutch would not block or obstruct the 
PDG's continued progress, he said. 
Schofer