- Metadata Codes(metadata codes uitleg)
- Geopolitical Tags(landen afkortingen)
- Administration afkortingen(administratie subject afkortingen)
- Business Services afkortingen(bedrijfsondersteuning afkortingen)
- Consular Affairs afkortingen(consulaire zaken subject afkortingen)
- Economic Affairs afkortingen(economische zaken subject afkortingen)
- Military and Defense Affairs afkortingen(militaire en defensie subject afkortingen)
- Operations afkortingen(operaties subject afkortingen)
- Political Affairs afkortingen(politieke zaken subject afkortingen)
- Social Affairs afkortingen(sociale zaken subject afkortingen)
- Technology and Science afkortingen(technologie en wetenschap subject afkortingen)
- Program Tags(programma afkortingen)
- Organizational Tags(organisatie afkortingen)
- Geopolitical Tags (Groups)(groepen landen afkortingen)

Metadata Codes(metadata codes uitleg)

VZCZCXYZ0000 Transmission Identifier
VZCZC state Department messages begin with ‘V’ and ‘ZCZC’

Two letter code which determine how quickly the document is to be dispersed
ZZ flash
OO immediate
PP priority
RR routine

Routing Indicator
RUEHTC code which refers to the Embassy in The Hague
0123 number which allows dispatches to be tracked

DE from
#0000/01 0000 is a serial number, 01 follows if the cable has multiple parts
0120123 number which indicates when the cable was sent: 012 specifies the 12th day of the year, Jan. 12, following is the time in Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) for 01:23am

ZNY the dispatch must travel over a secure line
SSSSS message is secret
ZZH indicates the cable was created by a State Department entity

Date Line
P priority
010123 FEB 10 date, time, month, year
Z indication for ‘Zulu time zone’, an equivalent of GMT

Degree of secrecy
CONFIDENTIAL confidental
SECRET secret
UNCLASSIFIED document in this form (with excisions) has been declassified and cleared for public release
The Hague sender
012345 document number

SIPDIS SPIRNet Distribution
the ‘Secret Internet Protocol Router Network’ is used by the Departments of State and Defense for the sending of secret information

noforn Not Releasable to Foreign Nationals
dispatches thus marked cannot be shared with foreigners

EXDIS Exclusive Distribution to Officers with Essential Need to Know
this caption limits distribution to senior officials, and is used for highly sensitive cables sent between the White House, the Secretary of State, Deputy Secretary, under secretaris and chiefs of mission

DECAPTIONED Indicates strict distribution restrictions initially placed on the EXDIS document have been lifted
the document is currently available for wider distribution even though it was initially highly restricted

Nea Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs in the State Department
Nea/ARP, Nea/RA refer to Arabian Peninsula Affairs and Regional Affairs respectively

Period of Classification
E.o. 01234: in adherence to Executive Order 01234
decl: 01/30/2020 declassify date

TAGS: AADP, NL Traffic Analysis by Geography and Subject
all dispatches must have at least one ‘TAGS’; used judiciously, these abbreviations can be a very useful means of identifying cables that are relevant to your research

REF: Reference
these are the numbers for any cables reffered to in this document
(A) STATE 012345 in this instance, there are two
(B) PESHAWAR 012 such cables (From the State Department, No. 012345, and from the American Consulate in Peshawar, No. 012)

Classified By: The person responsible for classifying the dispatch
DCM T. Williams for reasons 1.4 b and d
DCM Deputy Chief of Mission
reason 1.4 b foreign government information
reason 1.4 d foreign relations of foreign activities of the US, including confidential sources

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Geopolitical Tags (landen afkortingen)

AA Aruba
AE United Arab Emirates
AF Afghanistan
AG Algeria
AJ Azerbaijan
AL Albania
AM Armenia
AO Angola
AR Argentina
AS Australia
AU Austria
AY Antarctica
BA Bahrain
BB Barbados
BC Botswana
BE Belgium
BG Bangladesh
BH Belize
BK Bosnia and Herzegovina
BL Bolivia
BM Burma
BN Benin
BO Belarus
BR Brazil
BT Bhutan
BU Bulgaria
BX Brunei
BY Burundi
CA Canada
CB Cambodia
CD Chad
CE Sri Lanka
CG Congo
CH China
CI Chile
CM Cameroon
CN Comoros
CO Colombia
CR Coral Sea Islands
CS Costa Rica
CT Central African Republic
CU Cuba
CV Cape Verde
CW Cook Islands
CY Cyprus
DA Denmark
DJ Djibouti
EC Ecuador
EG Egypt
EI Ireland
EN Estonia
ER Eritrea
ES El Salvador
ET Ethiopia
EZ Czech Republic
FI Finland
FJ Fiji
FR France
GB Gabon
GG Georgia
GH Ghana
GL Greenland
GM Germany
GR Greece
GT Guatemala
GV Guinea
GY Guyana
GZ Gaza Strip
HA Haiti
HK Hong Kong
HR Croatia
HU Hungary
IC Iceland
ID Indonesia
IN India
IO British In¬dian Ocean Territory
IR Iran
IS Israel
IT Italy
IV Cote D’Ivoire
IZ Iraq
JA Japan
JM Jamaica
JO Jordan
KE Kenya
KG Kyrgyzstan
KN Korea (North)
KS Korea (South)
KU Kuwait
KV Kosovo
KZ Kazakhstan
LA Laos
LE Lebanon
LG Latvia
LH Lithuania
LI Liberia
LO Slovakia
LU Luxembourg
LY Libya
MA Madagascar
MC Macau
MD Moldova
MG Mongolia
MI Malawi
MK Macedonia
ML Mali
MO Morocco
MP Mauritius
MR Mauritania
MU Oman
MV Maldives
MW Montenegro
MX Mexico
MY Malaysia
MZ Mozambique
NA Netherlands Antilles
NE Niue
NG Niger
NI Nigeria
NL Netherlands
NO Norway
NP Nepal
NS Suriname
NU Nicaragua
NZ New Zealand
PA Paraguay
PE Peru
PK Pakistan
PL Poland
PM Panama
PO Portugal
QA Qatar
RO Romania
RP Philippines
RS Russia
RW Rwanda
SA Saudi Arabia
SC Saint Kitts and Nevis
SE Seychelles
SF South Africa
SG Senegal
SI Slovenia
SL Sierra Leone
SN Singapore
SO Somalia
SP Spain
SR Serbia
SU Sudan
SW Sweden
SY Syria
SZ Switzerland
TD Trinidad and Tobago
TH Thailand
TI Tajikistan
TK Turks and Caicos Islands
TS Tunisia
TT East Timor
TU Turkey
TV Tuvalu
TW Taiwan
TX Turkmeni¬stan
TZ Tanzania
UG Uganda
UK United Kingdom
UP Ukraine
US United States
UY Uruguay
UZ Uzbekistan
VE Venezuela
VM Vietnam
VT Vatican City
WA Namibia
WI Western Sahara
YI Yugoslavoa
YM Yemen
ZA Zambia
ZI Zimbabwe

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Administration afkortingen(administratie subject afkortingen)

AADP Automated Data Processing
ABLD Buildings and Grounds
ABUD Budget Services and Financial Systems
ACKM COMSEC Key Management
ACOA Communication Operations and Administration
AEMR Emergency Planning and Evacuation
AFIN Financial Management
AFSI Foreign Service Institute
AFSN Foreign Service National Personnel
AGAO General Accounting Office
AINF Information Management Services
AINT Internet Administration
AMED Medical Services
AMGT Management Operations
AMTC Telecommunications Equipment Maintenance
ANET Communications, Circuits, and Networks
AODE Employees Abroad
AORC International and Conferences
APER Personnel
ASEC Security
ATRN Transportation Services

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Business Services afkortingen(bedrijfsondersteunign afkortingen)

BBSR Business Services Reporting
BEXP Trade Expansion and Promotion
BTIO Trade and Invest¬ment Opportunities

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Consular Affairs afkortingen(consulaire zaken subject afkortingen)

CASC Assistance to Citizens
CFED Federal Agency Services
CJAN Judicial Assistance and Notarial Services
CMGT Consular Administration and Management
CPAS Passport and Citizenship
CVIS Visas

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Economic Affairs afkortingen(economische zaken subject afkortingen)

EAGR Agriculture and Forestry
EAID Foreign Economic Assistance
EAIR Civil Aviation
ECIN Economic Integration and Cooperation
ECON Economic Conditions
ECPS Communications and Postal Systems
EFIN Financial and Monetary Affairs
EFIS Commercial Fishing and Fish Processing
EIND Industry and Manufacturing
EINT Economic and Commercial Internet
EINV Foreign Investments
ELAB Labor Sector Affairs
ELTN Land Transportation
EMIN Minerals and Metals
ENRG Energy and Power
EPET Petroleum and Natural Gas
ETRD Foreign Trade
ETTC Trade and Technology Controls
EWWT Waterborne Transportation

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Military and Defense Affairs afkortingen(militaire en defensie subject afkortingen)

MARR Military and Defense Arrangements
MASS Military Assistance and Sales
MCAP Military Capabilities
MNUC Military Nuclear Applications
MOPS Military Operations

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Operations afkortingen(operaties subject afkortingen)

ODIP U.S. Diplomatic Representation
OEXC Educational and Cultural Exchange Operations
OFDP Foreign Diplomats and Foreign Missions
OIIP International Information Programs
OPDC Diplomatic Correspondence
OPRC Public Relations and Correspondence
OREP U.S. Congressional Travel
OSCI Science Grants
OTRA Travel
OVIP Visits and Travel of Prominent Individuals and Leaders

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Political Affairs afkortingen(politieke zaken subject afkortingen)

PARM Arms Controls and Disarmament
PBTS National Bounda¬ries, Territories, and Sovereignty
PGOV Internal Govern¬mental Affairs
PHSA High Seas Affairs
PHUM Human Rights
PINR Intelligence
PINS National Security
PNAT National Independence
PREF Refugees
PREL External Political Relations
PROP Propaganda and Psychological Operations
PTER Terrorists and Terrorism

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Social Affairs afkortingen(sociale zaken subject afkortingen)

SCUL Cultural Affairs
SENV Environmental Affairs
SMIG Migration
SNAR Narcotics
SOCI Social Conditions

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Technology and Science afkortingen(technologie en wetenschap subject afkortingen)

TBIO Biological and Medical Science
TINT Internet Technology
TNGD Engineering
Research and Development
TPHY Physical Sciences
TRGY Energy Technology
TSPA Space Activities
TSPL Science and Technology Policy

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Program Tags(programma afkortingen)

KACT Strategic Arms Control (ACS) Treaties
KAWC Atrocities and War Crimes
KCFE Conventional Armed Forces in Europe
KCIP Critical Infrastructure Protection
KCOR Corruption and Anti-Corruption
KCRM Criminal Activ¬ity
KCRS Coordinator for Reconstruction and Stabiliza¬tion
KDEM Democratization
KFLO Family Liaison
KFLU Avian and Pandemic Influ¬enza Activities
KFRD Fraud Prevention Programs
KGHA Greater Horn of Africa Initia¬tive
KGHG Global Climate Change
KGIC Global Initia¬tive to Combat Nuclear Terrorism
KGIT Global Information Technology Modernization Program
KHDP Humanitarian Demining Program
KHIV Emerging Infec¬tious Diseases and HIV/ AIDS Program
KHLS Homeland Secu¬rity
KICA International Cooperative Administrative Support Services
KICT Iran-U.S. Claims Tribunal
KIDE Investment Disputes and Property Expropriations
KIPR Intellectual Property Rights
KIRF International Religious Free¬dom
KISL Islamic Issues
KJUS Administration of Justice
KLIG Foreign Litigation
KLSO Language Support Operations
KMDR Media Reaction Reporting
KMFO Multinational Force Observers
KMPI Middle East Partnership Initiative
KNAR Nazi Assets and Restitution
KNNP Nuclear Non-Proliferation
KOCI Children’s Is¬sues
KOLY Olympic Games Reporting
KOMC Export Control of Defense Arti¬cles and Defense Services
KPAL Palestinian Affairs
KPAO Public Affairs Office
KPIR Maritime Piracy and Armed Rob¬bery Against Ships
KPKO United Nations Peacekeeping Operations
KRAD Radioactive Contamination of the Environment
KRIM Regional Information Management Centers
KSAC Security Advi¬sory Council
KSAF Safety Program
KSCA Science Counse¬lors and Atta¬chés
KSTC Strategic Trade and Technology Controls
KSUM Summit Meetings
KTDB National Trade Data Bank
KTEX Textiles
KTFN Terrorism Fi¬nance Traffic
KTIA Treaties and International Agreements
KTIP Trafficking in Persons
KUNC United Nations Compensation Commission
KUNR UN Reform
KVIR Computer Virus and/or Anti-Virus Program
KVPR Visas VIPER Communications
KWBG West Bank and Gaza
KWMN Women Issues

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Organizational Tags(organisatie afkortingen)

ACABQ UN Advisory Committee on Administration and Budget Questions
ADB Asian Development Bank
AEC Atomic Energy Commission
AID Agency for International Development / International Cooperation Administration
AMCHAMS American Chambers of Commerce
ASEAN Association of Southeast Asian Nations
CACM Central American Common Market
CBC Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
CDC Communicable Diseases Center
CDG Conference of Committee on Disarmament
CIA Central Intelligence Agency
COE Council of Eu¬rope
CWC Chemical Weapons Convention
DCI Defense Capabilities Initiative
EAPC Euro-Atlantic Partnership Council
ECE UN Economic Commission for Europe
ECLAC CEPAL, UN Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean
ECOSOC UN Economic and Social Council, UNECOSOC
EPA Environmental Protection Agency
ESA European Space Agency
EUN European Union
EXIM Export Import Bank of US
FAA Federal Aviation Administration
FAO Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN
FRB Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System AKA Federal Reserve Board
FWS Fish and Wildlife Service
GCC Gulf Cooperation Council
HCOPIL Hague Conference on Private Intl Law
IAEA International Atomic Energy Agency
IBPCA International Bureau of the Permanent Court of Arbitration
IBRD International Bank for Reconstruction and Development, a Specialized Agency of the UN
ICAO International Civil Aviation Organization, a specialized agency of the UN
ICC Interstate Commerce Commission
ICJ International Court of Justice
ICRC International Committee of the Red Cross
ICTR International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda
ICTY International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia
IEA International Energy Agency
ILC International Law Commission
ILO International Labor Organization— specialized agency of the UN
IMF International Monetary Fund in Washington— Related to the UN
IMO Intergovernmental Maritime Consultative Organization
INPFC International North Pacific Fisheries Commission
IRS Internal Revenue Service
ITU International Telecommunication Union— specialized agency of the UN MARAD US Maritime Administration
MAS Military Agency for Standardization
MFO Multinational Force Observers
MTCRE Missile Technology Control Regime
NAC North Atlantic Council
NASA National Aeronautics and Space Admin
NATO North Atlantic Treaty Organization
NSC National Security Council
NSF National Science Foundation
NTSB National Transportation Safety Board
OAS Organization of American States
OECD Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development in Paris
OIE International Office of Epizootics
OPIC Overseas Private Investment Corporation
OSCE Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe
PAHO Pan American Health Organization in Washington
PAL Philippine Airlines
SAARC South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation UN United Nations
UNAUS UN Association of the United States of America
UNC UN Command in Korea
UNCND UN Commission on Narcotic Drugs
UNCRIME Crime Prevention Control Committee (UN)
UNCSD UN Commission on Social Development
UNCTAD UN Conference on Trade and Development
UNDC UN Disarmament Commission
UNDP UN Development Program
UNEP UN Environment Program
UNESCO UN Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization
UNFICYP UN Force in Cyprus
UNGA UN General Assembly
UNHCR UN High Commissioner for Refugees
UNICEF UN Childrens Fund
UNIFIL UN Force in Lebanon, UN Interim Force in Lebanon, & UN International Forces in Lebanon
UNMIK UN Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo
UNRWA UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East
UNSC UN Security Council
USTR Office of the Special Representative for Trade Negotiations
WFP World Food Program
WHO World Health Organization
WIPO World Intellectual Property Organization
WMO World Meteorological Organization
WTO World Tourism Organization
WTRO World Trade Organization

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Geopolitical Tags (Groups)(groepen landen afkortingen)

Africa Algeria, Angola, Annobon, Ascension Island, Benin, Botswana, Bouvet Island, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo (Brazzaville), Congo (Kinshasa), Cote D’Ivoire, Diego Garcia, Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, The Gambia, Ghana, Gough Island, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Kingdom of Swaziland, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Reunion, Rwanda, St. Helena, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Tristan da Cunha, Tunisia, Uganda, Western Sahara, Zambia, Zimbabwe

East Asia and Pacific American Samoa, Antipodes Islands, Auckland Islands, Australia, Baker Island, Bounty Islands, Brunei, Burma, Cambodia, Chatham Islands, China, Christmas Island, Cocos (Keeling) Islands, Cook Islands, Coral Sea Islands, Fiji, French Polynesia, Heard Island & McDonald Islands, Hong Kong, Howland Island, Indonesia, Japan, Jarvis Island, Johnston Atoll, Kermadec Islands, Kingman Reef, Kiribati, Korea (North), Korea (South), Laos, Lord Howe Island, Macau, Macquarie Island, Malaysia, Marshall Islands, Micronesia (Federated States of), Midway Islands, Mongolia, Nauru, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Niue, Norfolk Island, Northern Mariana Islands, Okinawa, Palau Islands, Palmyra Atoll, Papua New Guinea, Paracel Islands, Philippines, Pitcairn Islands, Ryukyu Islands, Singapore, Solomon Islands, Spratly Islands, Taiwan, Tasmania, Thai-land, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, Vietnam, Wake Island, Wallis & Futuna, Western Samoa

Southeast Asia Brunei, Burma, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Paracel Islands, Philippines, Singapore, Spratly Islands, Thailand, Vietnam

South Asia Afghanistan, Andaman Islands, Bangladesh, Bhutan, East Timor, India, Lakshadweep Islands, Maldives, Nepal, Nicobar Islands, Pakistan, Sri Lanka

Middle East Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Gaza Strip, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, West Bank, Yemen

Europe Aland Islands, Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Azores, Balearic Islands, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Corsica, Crete, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Faroe Islands, Finland, France, Georgia, Ger¬many, Gibraltar, Greece, Greenland, Hungary, Ice¬land, Ireland, Italy, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Mallorca, Malta, Monaco, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, San Marino, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Svalbard & Jan Mayen, Sweden, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Uzbekistan, Vatican City

Eastern Europe Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Belarus, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Kosovo, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic of, Montenegro, Moldova, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Ukraine, Yugoslavia

North Africa Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Morocco, Tunisia

Central America Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama

Caribbean Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Bahamas The, Barbados, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, French Guiana, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Martinique, Montserrat, Navassa, Netherlands Antilles, Puerto Rico, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Calcos Islands, US Virgin Islands

Latin America Argentina, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Clipperton Island, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, French Guiana, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Uruguay, Venezuela

Indian Ocean Area Bassas da India, British Indian Ocean Territory, Chagos Archipelago, Comoros, Diego Garcia, East Timor, Europa Island, French Southern and Antarctic Lands, Glorioso Islands, Juan de Nova Island, Lakshadweep, Madagascar, Maldives, Mauritius, Nicobar Islands, Reunion, Seychelles, Sri Lanka, Tromelin Island

South America Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Uruguay, Venezuela

Western Europe Aland Islands, Andorra, Austria, Azores, Balearic Islands, Belgium, Bermuda, Corsica, Cyprus, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Greenland, Guernsey, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Jan Mayen, Jersey, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malta, Man, Isle of, Monaco, Nether¬lands, Norway, Portugal, San Marino, Spain, Svalbard, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom, Vatican City (Holy See)

East Africa Comoros, Diego Garcia, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Madagascar, Mauritius, Reunion, Seychelles, Somalia, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda


West Africa Benin, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Gambia (The), Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Cote D‚Ivoire, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Togo, Western Sahara

Zambia (different from ISO Code, for South Africa use SF)

Central Africa Annobon, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo (Brazzaville), Congo (Kinshasa), Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe

Central Asia Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan

Balkan States Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Greece, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia, Turkey

Persian Gulf Area Bahrain, Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates

Arabian Peninsula Bahrain, Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Yemen

Southern Africa Angola, Ascension Island, Botswana, Bouvet Island, Gough Island, Kingdom of Swaziland, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Saint Helena, South Africa, Tristan da Cunha, Zambia, Zimbabwe