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Cablegate: Arab League Ministerial and Summit in Riyadh

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FM AMEMBASSY RABAT
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INFO RUEHEE/ARAB LEAGUE COLLECTIVE

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SUBJECT: ARAB LEAGUE MINISTERIAL AND SUMMIT IN RIYADH

REF: STATE 36209

Sensitive but Unclassified. Please protect accordingly.

(SBU) Absent our normal MFA/Arab League contacts, already in
Riyadh in preparation for the summit, Poloff delivered the
points conveyed reftel to Khaled Naceri, Deputy Director of
Arab and Islamic Multilateral Affairs at the Moroccan
Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Naceri confirmed Foreign
Minister Benaissa's attendance in Riyadh but did not know if
a decision had been made regarding the attendence of King
Mohammed VI. Naceri promised to provide a substantive
response to the U.S. points as soon possible. We expect
Morocco will take moderate and constructive stances during
Arab League deliberations, but will not publicly deviate from
whatever consensus positions are reached.
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Visit Embassy Rabat's Classified Website;
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Riley

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