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Cablegate: Uae Attendance at International Compact with Iraq

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Diana T Fritz 03/29/2007 02:29:27 PM From DB/Inbox: Diana T Fritz

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UNCLAS ABU DHABI 00427

SIPDIS
CXABU:
ACTION: ECON
INFO: P/M AMB DCM POL DAO

DISSEMINATION: ECON
CHARGE: PROG

APPROVED: CDA:MQUINN
DRAFTED: ECON:OJOHN
CLEARED: NONE

VZCZCADI579
OO RUEHC RUEATRS RUCNRAQ
DE RUEHAD #0427 0730945
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
O 140945Z MAR 07
FM AMEMBASSY ABU DHABI
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC IMMEDIATE 8535
INFO RUEATRS/DEPT OF TREASURY WASHINGTON DC IMMEDIATE
RUCNRAQ/IRAQ COLLECTIVE PRIORITY

UNCLAS ABU DHABI 000427

SIPDIS

SENSITIVE

DEPARTMENT FOR NEA/I, NEA/ARP, EEB/IFD/ODF
TREASURY FOR IA VICKIE ALVO

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: EAID ECON EFIN EINV PGOV PREL IZ AE
SUBJECT: UAE ATTENDANCE AT INTERNATIONAL COMPACT WITH IRAQ
(ICI) UN INTERIM MEETING ON MARCH 16

REF: SECSTATE 29448

1. (SBU) On March 11, Embassy passed copy of letter from
Deputy Treasury Secretary Kimmitt to UAE
Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdulla bin Zayed Al-Nahyan (AbZ)
along with cover message from Ambassador urging UAE to send
senior level participants to the UN Interim Meeting.
Econchief contacted Ministry of Finance Assistant Under
Secretary to make reftel points and to urge UAE to send a

SIPDIS
senior representative. Asst U/S Al-Bustani said that he had
not been aware of the UN's invitation and suggested that
Econchief contact the MFA, which would determine who should
attend for the UAE.

2. (SBU) On March 12, Econchief contacted MFA senior
America's desk officer Rowda Al-Otaiba. Al-Otaiba confirmed
that the MFA had received the UN invitation and DepSec
Kimmitt's letter. She said that AbZ's office had instructed
the UAE Perm Rep in New York Ambassador Abdul Aziz Al-Shamsi
to represent the country. On March 13, CDA followed up with
MFA Acting U/S Tareq Al-Haidan to push the UAE to send a
senior representative. Haidan took the message on board, but
also stated that the Foreign Minister had designated
Al-Shamsi as UAE,s representative at March 16 interim
meeting.
QUINN

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