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Cablegate: Bahrain: Draft Gcc+2 Joint Statement

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PP RUEHDE RUEHDIR
DE RUEHMK #0721 2110810
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
P 300810Z JUL 07
FM AMEMBASSY MANAMA
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 7088
INFO RUEHZM/GULF COOPERATION COUNCIL COLLECTIVE PRIORITY
RUEHEG/AMEMBASSY CAIRO PRIORITY 0960
RUEHLO/AMEMBASSY LONDON PRIORITY 1016

UNCLAS MANAMA 000721

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SIPDIS

NEA/ARP

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PREL PGOV BA REGION ECTRD
SUBJECT: BAHRAIN: DRAFT GCC+2 JOINT STATEMENT

REF: STATE 104838

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1. (SBU) Econoff July 29 previewed with MFA Director of
Bilateral Relations Dr. Dhafer Al-Umran reftel draft joint
statement for the GCC 2 meeting in Sharm el-Sheikh. Dr.
Dhafer welcomed receipt of the draft and said he would
immediately relay it to Minister of Foreign Affairs Shaikh
Khalid Bin Ahmed, who will break his vacation in France to
head the Bahraini delegation.

2. (SBU) Dhafer confirmed to Econoff July 30 that Shaikh
Khalid had received the draft statement. Dhafer promised to
provide any feedback as soon as possible ahead of the July 31
GCC 2 meeting.

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