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Cablegate: U.S.-Israel-Jordan Trilateral Economic Committee

Published: Wed 25 May 2005 03:37 PM
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251537Z May 05
UNCLAS AMMAN 004126
SIPDIS
E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: ECON PREL KPAL IS JO
SUBJECT: U.S.-ISRAEL-JORDAN TRILATERAL ECONOMIC COMMITTEE
1. Jordanian FM Qasrawi and Israeli FM Shalom met May 22 at
Jordan's Dead Sea conference center on the margins of the
World Economic Forum. At a press walk-out after the meeting,
each foreign minister said he would ask the United States to
support the re-launch of trilateral economic discussions for
the benefit of the region. Although the statements were not
picked up by the media, Israel's Ambassador in Amman and the
head of the Jordanian FM's private office each confirm that
the statements were made.
2. The Trilateral Economic Committee, which is provided for
in the 1994 Jordan-Israel peace treaty, has not met for
several years. Post will consult with NEA/ELA and NEA/IPA
and develop recommendations for timing and agenda for the
meeting.
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