Nov 29, 78 • 2020 • Georgetown-State • 4007

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ACTION ARA-15
INFO OCT-01 ISO-00 EB-08 ABF-01 CIAE-00 INR-10 NSAE-00 DODE-00 L-03 SS-15 H-02 /055 W
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R 292020Z NOV 78
FM AMEMBASSY GEORGETOWN
TO SECSTATE WASHDC 8263
UNCLAS GEORGETOWN 4007

E.O. 11652: N/A
TAGS: AFSP, GY, OREP (RYAN, LEO)
SUBJECT: REQUESTS FOR EQUIPMENT
REF: A. GEORGETOWN 3785 B. GEORGETOWN 3882 C. GEORGGETOWN 3790 D. GEORGETOWN 3816 E. GEORGETOWN 8119 F. STATE 296506 G. STATE 300157

1. AFTER CAREFUL CONSIDERATION EMBASSY RECOMMENDS THAT NO FURTHER SHIPMENTS OF EQUIPMENT BE MADE TO GUYANA EXCEPT AS NOTED BELOW. ANY ITEMS WHICH HAVE BEEN COLLECTED AND PREPARED FOR SHIPMENT SHOULD BE RETURNED TO STOCK.

2. THE EMBASSY IS AWARE OF THE FUNDING PROBLEM RELATED TO PROCUREMENT OF THE HELICOPTER PARTS REQUESTED IN PARAGRAPH 7, REF E, BUT BECAUSE OF THE IMPORTANCE OF THESE PARTS TO GDF OPERATIONS WE BELIEVE THE DEPARTMENT SHOULD SEEK MEANS TO SATISFY THIS REQUIREMENT.

3. EMBASSY WISHES TO REITERATE ITS SUPPORT OF GUYANA AIRWAYS CORPORATION (GAC) REQUEST FOR A LOAN OR LEASE REPLACEMENT FOR THE DISABLED TWIN OTTER. WE ARE DEVELOPING ECONOMIC JUSTIFICATION WHICH WILL BE SENT SEPTEL.

4. EMBASSY IS WORKING WITH GAC ON QUESTIONS OF INSURANCE AND ENGINE REPAIR OF DISABLED OTTER WITH VIEW TO ARRANGING A

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SOLUTION ALONG LINES DESCRIBED IN REF G.

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Originally posted on March 16th, 2020.

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