05BUCHAREST1636 / 2005-07-25 13:20:00
Embassy Bucharest
                UNCLAS SECTION 01 OF 02 BUCHAREST 001636 
 
SIPDIS 
 
SENSITIVE 
 
DEPT FOR EUR/NCE - JANE MESSENGER 
 
E.O. 12958: N/A 
TAGS: PGOV, PREL, EAID, ECON, EIND, IZ, RO, military cooperation 
SUBJECT:  OUTLINE OF ROMANIAN SUPPORT FOR THE "INSTITUTIONAL 
RECONSTRUCTION" OF IRAQ 
 
 
SENSITIVE BUT UNCLASSIFIED.  PLEASE HANDLE ACCORDINGLY 
 
1.  (SBU) During a July 18 discussion with PolOff regarding 
Romanian constitutional support for Iraq (Septel), MFA 
Director for the Middle East, Asia and Africa, Andreea 
Pastarnac, told PolOff that the GOR currently envisages a 
number of projects aimed at the "institutional 
reconstruction" of Iraq.  Shortly after that conversation, 
she emailed to Poloff a document titled "Romanian 
Contribution for the Reconstruction Process in Iraq."  The 
document, reproduced below, outlines proposed contributions 
through programs coordinated by the MOD (representing, at 
USD 626,000, the lion's share of proposed assistance) as 
well as smaller programs administered by the Ministries of 
Public Finance; Labor, Social Solidarity and Family; Economy 
and Trade; Foreign Affairs; and, Justice. 
 
2. (SBU)  Begin Text (edited slightly for spelling, grammar 
and consistency): 
 
ROMANIAN CONTRIBUTION FOR THE RECONSTRUCTION PROCESS IN 
IRAQ 
 
Domain: Institutional Reconstruction 
 
Institution: Ministry of Public Finances 
(total value 46,296 USD) 
Contribution Proposals: 
Training stages on following domains 
1. Presentation of the functioning and organizing of the 
Ministry of Public Finances. 
- 6 persons, 5 days, September, 2005 
- Costs of the programs: 6,722 USD 
2. Presentation of the budgetary mechanism in Romania - 
legal framework, elaboration, fundamentation [sic] and 
implementation of the state budget. 
- 6 persons, 5 days, October, 2005 
- Costs of the programs: 6,722 USD 
3. Making up and implementing of the Governmental fiscal 
strategy in order to assure the financial resources for 
functioning of the public institutions and the economy 
framework in concordance with the demanding of the market 
economy. 
- 6 persons, 5 days, November, 2005 
- Costs of the programs: 6,722 USD 
4. Making up and implementing of the legislation in the 
direct taxes domain. 
- 6 persons, 10 days, October, 2005 
- Costs of the programs: 10,204 USD 
5. Negotiating and implementing of the Conventions to avoid 
double taxation and the aspects regarding changes of 
information 
- 6 persons, 10 days, November, 2005 
- cost program: 10,204 USD 
6. Direct Taxes 
- 6 persons, 5 days, December 2005 
- Costs of the programs: 6,722 USD 
 
Institution: Ministry of Labor, Social Solidarity and Family 
(total value 15,000 USD) 
Contributions Proposals: 
1. Training stage in pensions domain and other social 
insurances rights 
- 4 persons, 2 days 
- Costs: 5,000 USD 
2. Training stage in the labor area 
- 4 persons, 2 days 
- Costs: 5,000 USD 
3. Training stage in social assistance area 
- 4 persons, 2 days 
- Costs: 5,000 USD 
 
Institution: Ministry of Economy and Trade 
(total value 13,000 USD) 
Five scholarships for academic training, academic year 2005- 
2006 
 
Institution:  Ministry of Foreign Affairs (estimated cost: 
60,000 USD) 
Contributions: 
Training and improvement for Iraqi diplomats. 
Due to the Iraqi Ministry of Foreign Affairs request, 
Romanian side sends its approval for signing an 
understanding between the Romanian Diplomatic Academy and 
Iraqi corresponding institution.  The terms of this 
understanding will be agreed through the negotiation. 
 
Institution:  Ministry of Justice (total value: 4,000 USD) 
Contributions: 
1.  Assistance 
-  2-3  Iraqi experts from the Ministry of Justice  for  4-5 
days, November, 2005 
2. Signing of the Cooperation Protocol with the Iraqi 
corresponding institution which could have: legislation 
exchange, set up of the Romanian-Iraqi Commission (human 
rights, combating and preventing terrorism and organized 
criminality), assistance, cooperation in reintegration 
social of the offenders, penitentiary management etc. 
 
Institution:  Ministry of National Defense 
(estimated value: 626,000 USD) 
Contributions: 
1. Participation to constitution of the evaluation and 
training teams for the forces and crises commandments in 
Iraq 
- Participation of the Romanian personal allocated to have 
high ranking in the NATO commandments (40 persons in 2005 
and 50 persons in 2006) 
2. Participation with trainers to the NATO Training Mission 
in Iraq  (NTM-I) - 3 trainers 
3. Courses in Romania for Iraqi military personal, accepted 
by NATO Training and Co-ordination Group (NTECG) 
a. "Reconnaissance trainers"  (4 persons and a translator) 
between June 08-18, 2005 
b. "Training courses in armored vehicles systems" (8 
military personal and 2 translators), between May 30, 2005- 
June 17, 2005. 
c. "Staff officers - brigade level" (21 officers), between 
June 20, 2005-July 20, 2005. 
4. Proposals for training courses: 
a. Research domain 
- 4 weeks in Iraq - 80 USD/day/ Romanian trainer 
- 2 weeks in Iraq - 80 USD/day/ Romanian trainer. 
b. NBC protection 
- Courses for 18 Iraqi 2 weeks; Total costs: 6,300 USD 
c. Training staff in logistic domain: 
- 4 course 3 month x 2000 USD/person x 10 persons = 80.000 
USD; 
- 1 course 2 month: 1.250 USD/person x 6 persons = 7.500 
USD ; 
- 1 course 4 years: 10.000 USD/person/year x 10 students = 
400.000 USD; 
- 3 course 12 weeks x 2.400 USD/person x 12 persons = 28.800 
USD; 
- 2 courses 8 weeks x 1.200 USD/person x 10 persons = 12.000 
USD; 
- 3 courses 2 weeks x 400 UDS/person x 15 persons = 6.000 
USD; 
d. Special Training for techniques categories 
- 1 course 4 weeks: 19 seats x 1.300 USD/person = 24.700 
USD; 
- 1 course programming WEB : 12 seats x 1.800 USD/person = 
21.600 USD; 
- 1 course LINUX: 12 seats x 1.300 USD/person = 15.600 USD; 
- 1 course operators for numerical communication center: 19 
seats x 1.300 USD/person = 24.700 USD. 
 
END TEXT 
 
3.  (SBU) Comment:  The envisaged Romanian contributions to 
institutional development in Iraq - constituting diverse 
efforts by a total of six different ministries - reflect the 
GOR's genuine commitment to playing a constructive role in 
the development of a secure, prosperous and democratic Iraq. 
These contributions are especially significant at the 
present time given that the GOR's resources (limited at the 
best of times) are stretched thin as it copes with the 
financial, logistic and humanitarian impact of widespread, 
devastating flooding that has destroyed infrastructure and 
rendered thousands of Romanians temporarily homeless. 
Romania's support for "institutional reconstruction," 
together with President Basescu's pledge to maintain troops 
in Iraq "as long as necessary," underscore the depth of 
Romania's commitment to staying the course in Iraq.  End 
Comment. 
 
4. (U) Amembassy Bucharest's reporting telegrams are 
available on the Bucharest SIPRNET Website: 
www.state.sgov.gov/p/eur/bucharest . 
 
 
 
 
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