05BUCHAREST258 / 2005-01-27 15:23:00
Embassy Bucharest
                UNCLAS SECTION 01 OF 02 BUCHAREST 000258 
 
SIPDIS 
 
SENSITIVE 
 
STATE DEPT FOR EUR/NCE - WILLIAM SILKWORTH 
 
E.O. 12958, AS AMENDED: N/A 
TAGS: EAID, MARR, MASS, PREL, LI, RO 
SUBJECT: ROMANIAN SUPPORT FOR LIBERIAN MILITARY REFORM 
 
REF:  04 STATE 244992 (AND PREVIOUS) (NOTAL) 
 
SENSITIVE BUT UNCLASSIFIED, PLEASE HANDLE ACCORDINGLY 
 
1.  (U) This cable contains an action request for State 
Department. See paragraph 3. 
 
2.  (SBU) Major General Alexandru Grecu delivered January 26 
to DAO a letter expressing GOR willingness to provide 
material assistance to the Liberian armed forces (Reftel). 
Grecu also provided a detailed list, in both English and 
Romanian, of items that the MOD proposes to donate to 
Liberia.  Grecu confirmed that the materiel is available for 
donation now.  He requested, however, confirmation that the 
USG still requests this materiel for the Liberian armed 
forces.  He also requested that the USG provide name and 
contact information for a working level POC whom the MOD can 
liaise with regarding delivery. 
 
3.  (SBU) Action Request for State Department:  Post 
requests POC information as requested, confirmation 
regarding the proposed donation and specific instructions if 
any item(s) are not suitable for donation, such as the non- 
functional boats. 
 
4. (SBU) The complete texts of the letter and list are set 
forth below.  Post will also fax the letter and list to 
State Department - EUR/NCE William Silkworth.  Full text of 
the letter follows: 
 
"Romania 
Ministry of National Defense 
General Directorate for Defense Intelligence 
 
Bucharest, 25 January, 2005 
 
Ronald Schall 
Cpt. Cdr. U.S. Navy 
Naval Attache 
 
Dear Cpt. Cdr. Schall 
 
In response to the US request for Romania to be involved in 
the international effort of the reconstruction of Liberia, 
we would really appreciate your assistance in informing the 
U.S. Department of Defense about the availability of the 
Romanian Ministry of National Defense to provide the 
equipment mentioned in the table attached, with the mention 
that the military ship require major repair and costly work 
in order to be made operational. 
 
Function of your response, we shall take the necessary steps 
in order to initiate a Government Decision whereby Romania 
will provide the respective equipment. 
 
Sincerely, 
Maj. Gen. Alexandru Grecu 
Deputy Director General 
 
Annex: 1 table, 2 pages, Unclassified" 
 
End Text of Letter 
 
5. (SBU) Full text of the list follows: 
 
"Situation with the equipment that the Ministry of National 
Defense can make available to the Liberian Government" 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Nr.Crt. Name of equipment               M/C       Quantity 
 
I. N.C. ROMTEHNICA 
Provides  commercial assistance and is in  charge  with  the 
exportation formalities 
 
II. ARMY GENERAL STAFF 
1.   Khaki duck suit                    pieces    20,000 
2.   Khaki duck caps                    pieces    20,000 
Observation: all pieces above are new (first category) 
 
III. AIR FORCE GENERAL STAFF 
1.   Sub-machinegun cal. 7.62 mm, 
     Md. 1963, with common butt         pieces    500 
2.   Pistol cal. 7.62 mm, Md. 1933      pieces    2,066 
3.   Light machine gun cal. 7.62 mm, 
     Md. 1964 with common butt          pieces    100 
4.    Machine gun cal. 14.5 mm, 
     with 2 modernized ZU-2 barrels     pieces    264 
5.   Machine gun cal. 14.5 mm, 
     with 4 MR-4 barrels                pieces    100 
6.   AG-7, AG-7S grenade launcher       pieces    50 
7.   Cartridge cal. 7.62 mm short 
     bullet steel core, steel tube      pieces    751,080 
8.   Cartridge cal. 7.62 mm short 
     tracer bullet, steel tube          pieces    150,480 
9.   Cartridge cal. 7.62 mm             pieces    100,800 
10.  Cartridge cal. 14.5 mm GPI 
     type B-32, brass tube              pieces    7,280 
11.  Cartridge cal. 14.5 mm GPI 
     type BZT, brass tube               pieces    41,440 
12.  Cartridge cal. 14.5 mm GPI 
     type B-32, brass tube              pieces    496,560 
13.  Cartridge cal. 14.5 mm GPI 
     type BZT, brass tube               pieces    931,440 
14.  Cartridge cal. 14.5 mm GPI 
     type MDZ, brass tube               pieces    278,560 
15.  PG-7 shell for AG-7                pieces    2,742 
16.  Khaki summer suits                 pieces    1,480 
17.  Khaki thick cloth suit             pieces    500 
18.  Khaki thick cloth cloaks           pieces    140 
19.  Black belts                        pieces    1,000 
20.  Khaki blouses                      pieces    16,000 
21.  Khaki summer caps                  pieces    1,480 
22.  Khaki winter caps                  pieces    500 
Observation: figures for items 7 to 15 are multiple of full 
boxes 
 
IV. NAVY GENERAL STAFF 
1.   Hydrofoil torpedo boat             pieces    2 
2.   Missile carrier boat               pieces    3 
3.   Torpedo boat                       pieces    3 
Observation: They are not functional and require serious 
repair work to be used. 
 
V. JOINT LOGISTIC COMMANDMENT 
1.   Khaki cloth cap                    pieces    2,000 
2.   Khaki training summer shirt        pieces    2,000 
3.   Khaki training cloth trousers      pieces    2,000 
4.   Khaki training cloth blouse        pieces    2,000 
5.   Light blue T-shirt                 pieces    5,000 
6.   Dark blue kitbag                   pieces    1,000 
7.   Dark blue food-stuff bag           pieces    1,000 
8.   Metal Romanian helmet 
     (without arms)                     pieces    2,000 
Observation: all items are first category. 
 
END TEXT OF LIST 
 
6.  (U) Amembassy Bucharest's reporting telegrams are 
available on the Bucharest SIPRNET Website: 
www.state.sgov.gov/p/eur/bucharest. 
 
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