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Cablegate: Bahrain Proposes Gcc Plus 2 Dates

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OO RUEHDE RUEHDIR
DE RUEHMK #0072 0371433
ZNY CCCCC ZZH
O 061433Z FEB 08
FM AMEMBASSY MANAMA
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC IMMEDIATE 7575
INFO RUEHZM/GULF COOPERATION COUNCIL COLLECTIVE PRIORITY
RUEHAM/AMEMBASSY AMMAN PRIORITY 1361
RUEHEG/AMEMBASSY CAIRO PRIORITY 0982

C O N F I D E N T I A L MANAMA 000072

SIPDIS

SIPDIS

FOR NEA

E.O. 12958: DECL: 02/06/2018
TAGS: BA EG JO PREL
SUBJECT: BAHRAIN PROPOSES GCC PLUS 2 DATES

REF: HENZEL-GRAY E-MAIL OF FEBRUARY 6

Classified by Ambassador Adam Ereli for reasons 1.4 (b) and (d)

1. (C) Bahrain offers to host a GCC-Egyptian-Jordanian-U.S. foreign ministers' meeting on March 8, 17 or 18. Ambassador Saeed al-Faihani of the Foreign Minister's office contacted DCM February 6 to relay these dates, on instructions, he said, from Foreign Minister Sheikh Khalid Al-Khalifa, who is presently visiting Japan.

2. (C) Ref e-mail forwarded the Bahrainis' preliminary ideas for a ministerial. Post will press MFA for more substantive proposals. ********************************************* ******** Visit Embassy Manama's Classified Website: XXXXXXXXXXXX********************************************* ******** ERELI

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