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Cablegate: Bahrain Planning to Attend G8 Bmena Forum for The

Published: Tue 24 Aug 2004 11:41 AM
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UNCLAS MANAMA 001314
SIPDIS
STATE FOR NEA/ARP
E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PREL ECON KMPI BA UNGA
SUBJECT: BAHRAIN PLANNING TO ATTEND G8 BMENA FORUM FOR THE
FUTURE PREPARATORY MEETING
REF: STATE 177377
This message is sensitive but unclassified; please protect
accordingly. Not for Internet distribution.
1. (SBU) Charge August 22 delivered reftel talking points,
plan for establishing the Forum for the Future, and draft
agenda for the Forum for the Future preparatory meetings to
Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Dr. Mohammed Abdul
Ghaffar. Abdul Ghaffar replied that Foreign Minister
Mohammed bin Mubarak Al Khalifa would attend the September 24
meeting. MFA First Secretary Yusuf Jameel informed us
following the meeting that Assistant Under Secretary for
Political and International Cooperation Affairs Ahmed Al
Haddad would lead the Bahraini delegation at the sub-cabinet
meetings on September 23.
2. (SBU) Abdul Ghaffar closed the meeting by asking about
other invitees from the Arab world. We note that reftel does
not spell out in detail the invitation list. Post requests
guidance so that we can respond to the GOB inquiry.
ZIADEH
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