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Cablegate: Gulf Iraqi Expo Set for November 2007

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ZNR UUUUU ZZH
P 061213Z MAY 07
FM AMEMBASSY MANAMA
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 6787
INFO RUCNRAQ/IRAQ COLLECTIVE PRIORITY
RUCPDOC/USDOC WASHDC PRIORITY

UNCLAS MANAMA 000416

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COMMERCE FOR 4520/ITA/MAC/ONE/THOFFMAN

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: ECIN EINV ETRD BA REGION ECTRD
SUBJECT: GULF IRAQI EXPO SET FOR NOVEMBER 2007

REF: MANAMA 165

1. The "Gulf Iraqi Expo 2007" trade show, postponed from
March 2007 (reftel) has been rescheduled for November 1-3,
2007 in Manama, Bahrain at the Bahrain International
Exhibition Center. The event is being organized under the
patronage of the Bahraini Ministry of Industry and Commerce
and the Iraqi Ministry of Trade and is the first of its kind
to take place in the Gulf region. A diplomatic note from the
Iraqi Embassy in Bahrain advises that ministers and officials
will be present from several ministries including planning,
oil, trade, communication, electricity, housing,
transportation, and water. Activities include an exhibition,
a conference, and bilateral meetings run by the United
Nations Development Program in which companies from various
sectors will participate.

2. Post has advised the local AmCham regarding the new date
and requests the support of regional posts in soliciting
participation among local and US expat business entities.

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