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Cablegate: Wto Services Negotiations: Demarche Delivered In

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PP RUEHWEB

DE RUEHEG #0373 0570957
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
P 260957Z FEB 08
FM AMEMBASSY CAIRO
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 8277
INFO RUCPDOC/DEPT OF COMMERCE WASHDC PRIORITY
RUEHGV/USMISSION GENEVA PRIORITY 0369

UNCLAS CAIRO 000373

SIPDIS

SENSITIVE
SIPDIS

EEB/TPP/MTA FOR CAROL HENNINGER
USTR FOR TODD NISSEN

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: ECON ETRD EG
SUBJECT: WTO SERVICES NEGOTIATIONS: DEMARCHE DELIVERED IN
EGYPT

REF: SECSTATE 18374

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(SBU) We delivered reftel letter from USTR Schwab to Minister
of Trade and Industry Rachid Rachid on February 26 and
demarche to Dina Mohammed, Trade in Services Manager for the
Ministry. Mohammed said the GOE welcomes the USG request for
bilateral negotiations on trade in services in Geneva and
noted that Walid el-Nozahay, head of the ministry's WTO
department, is already in Geneva. She said that she was
uncertain of the GOE's plans for negotiations but that she
would seek a formal response to the request.
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