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Cablegate: Malian Foreign Minister Requests Bilateral With

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FM AMEMBASSY BAMAKO
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INFO RUCNDT/USMISSION USUN NEW YORK 0221

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E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PREL USUN ML
SUBJECT: MALIAN FOREIGN MINISTER REQUESTS BILATERAL WITH
DEPUTY SECRETARY NEGROPONTE IN WASHINGTON OR NEW YORK

REF: BAMAKO 0802

1. During a meeting to discuss the situation in northern
Mali with the Ambassador September 18 (septel), Malian
Foreign Minister Moctar Ouane reiterated his intention to
attend the UNGA in September (reftel). He also requested a
bilateral meeting with Deputy Secretary Negroponte, either in
Washington or on the margins of UNGA.

2. FM Ouane plans to be in New York and Washington from o/a
September 28-October 3. Given recent events in northern
Mali, we recommend this bilateral, if the Deputy Secretary's
schedule permits.
McCulley

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