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Cablegate: Demarche Delivered: Arab League Central Boycott

VZCZCXRO7596
PP RUEHDE RUEHDIR
DE RUEHKU #1583 3090523
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
P 050523Z NOV 07
FM AMEMBASSY KUWAIT
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 0227
INFO RUEHZM/GULF COOPERATION COUNCIL COLLECTIVE PRIORITY
RUEHDM/AMEMBASSY DAMASCUS PRIORITY 3089

UNCLAS KUWAIT 001583

SIPDIS

SENSITIVE
SIPDIS

DEPT FOR NEA/RA

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: AL IS KBCT ECON ETRD PREL
SUBJECT: DEMARCHE DELIVERED: ARAB LEAGUE CENTRAL BOYCOTT
OFFICE MEETING

REF: SECSTATE 150661

1. (SBU) A/DCM discussed reftel demarche with the Director
of the MFA's Arab World Department, Ambassador Jasim
Al-Mubaraki, and MFA Second Secretary Ahmed Al-Baqer, who
handles Arab League issues within the Arab World Department,
on November 4. A/DCM stressed that the perpetuation of the
Arab League boycott is an obstacle to Middle East peace and a
barrier to international trade. Al-Baqer downplayed GOK
attendance at the boycott meeting, noting that Kuwait would
send a customs official rather than a diplomat from the MFA.
A/DCM responded that this was the same level of participation
as in previous years and urged the GOK to end its attendance
entirely.

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