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Cablegate: Arab League Mediating in the Comoros

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ZNR UUUUU ZZH
P 090758Z MAY 07
FM AMEMBASSY CAIRO
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 5089
INFO RUEHEE/ARAB LEAGUE COLLECTIVE

UNCLAS CAIRO 001353

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SENSITIVE
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E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PREL PGOV PINR ARABL CN EG
SUBJECT: ARAB LEAGUE MEDIATING IN THE COMOROS

REF: SECSTATE 60497

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(SBU) On May 8, a member of Arab League Secretary General
Moussa's cabinet staff told poloffs that the League was
heavily engaged in the ongoing political strife in the
Comoros Islands, one of the League's 22 member states. The
head of the AL Secretariat's Office of African Affairs, Samir
Hosni, was traveling to the Comoros on May 8 to "mediate"
between the disputing parties. We will seek a read-out of
Hosni's efforts upon his return. The League has not yet
taken any public positions on the conflict in the Comoros.
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