US embassy cable - 06OSLO204

NORWEGIAN RESPONSE: HOST COUNTRY MEETINGS WITH HAMAS

Identifier: 06OSLO204
Wikileaks: View 06OSLO204 at Wikileaks.org
Origin: Embassy Oslo
Created: 2006-02-22 15:51:00
Classification: CONFIDENTIAL
Tags: PREL NO
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C O N F I D E N T I A L OSLO 000204 
 
SIPDIS 
 
 
DEPARTMENT FOR NEA/IPA 
 
E.O. 12958: DECL: 02/22/2016 
TAGS: PREL, NO 
SUBJECT: NORWEGIAN RESPONSE: HOST COUNTRY MEETINGS WITH 
HAMAS 
 
REF: STATE 27174 
 
Classified By: Deputy Chief of Mission Christopher W. Webster for reaso 
ns 1.4 (b and d) 
 
1. (C) The DCM delivered reftel talking points to MFA 
Director General Vegard Ellefsen on February 22.  Ellefsen 
mentioned that at this point, Norway is concerned about how 
to manage funding to provide assistance to Palestinians while 
maintaining existing Palestinian Authority institutions. 
Specifically, the Norwegians would like to know whether 
Hamas' acceptance of conditions set by President Mahmoud 
Abbas (committment to prior agreements and recognition of 
Israel) would provide a way forward and whether the U.S. 
would support using funds from the World Bank multi-donor 
reform fund to support the Palestinians. 
 
2. (U) Post would appreciate Washington's guidance on the 
questions raised by the Norwegians. 
 
Visit Oslo's Classified website: 
http://www.state.sgov.gov/p/eur/oslo/index.cf m 
 
WHITNEY 

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