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Cablegate: Friends of Iraq Conference Proposed Agenda

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UNCLAS SECTION 01 OF 07 STATE 056560

SIPDIS

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: IZ MARR MOPS OTRA PREL
SUBJECT: FRIENDS OF IRAQ CONFERENCE PROPOSED AGENDA

REF: A. STATE 50592

1. This is an action request. See para 3.

2. BACKGROUND. The Friends of Iraq Conference, hosted by
Multi-National Force-Iraq (MNF-I), Government of Iraq (GOI),
and U.S. Embassy Baghdad, is set for June 17-19, 2008 at the
Armed Forces Officer Club (AFOC), Abu Dhabi, United Arab
Emirates (Ref A). The focus of discussions for this
conference expands beyond the security theme of previous Iraq
Coalition Conferences. The non-security focus of the Friends
of Iraq Conference has generated considerable interest from
invited Nations outside of the current membership of MNF-I
coalition and NATO Training Mission-Iraq (NTM-I) partners.
To further encourage interest in the Economic and Governance
discussions, the proposed conference agenda is provided for
Embassy conveyance to prospective participants. This
conference provides an opportunity to discuss how to
collectively build on the gains achieved in Iraq and to
discuss current and emerging needs and coalition
opportunities. END BACKGROUND.

3. ACTION REQUEST. Posts are requested to convey the
following proposed agenda in para 4 and draft U.S.
participants list in para 5 as soon as possible. For Embassy

STATE 00056560 002 OF 007


Suva: Please extend the informatioon to the Kingdom of Tonga
only.


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PROPOSED CONFERENCE AGENDA
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4. DRAFT AGENDA. Subject to change.

June 17:
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Arrival and Conference Check in

Ice Breaker Social (Invitation only)


June 18:
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Welcome Comments
- Ambassador Ryan Crocker, U.S. Ambassador to Iraq

Current Political Situation
- Dr Mowaffak al-Rubaie, National Security Advisor for Iraq

Current Security Situation
- General David Petraeus, Commanding General, MNF-I

Iraqi Ministry of Interior Developments

STATE 00056560 003 OF 007


- Speaker TBD

Iraqi Ministry of Defense Developments
- General Nasier al-Abadi, Iraqi Armed Forces Vice Chief of
Staff

United Nations Assistance Mission in Iraq (UNAMI): Future
Opportunities
- SRSG Staffan de Mistura (invited)

Coalition Opportunities
- Speaker TBD

Education for Iraq's Future - Panel
- Mr Mohamad Djelid, University of Baghdad
- Dr Anisa al Khatab, U.S. Advisor for Literacy
- Representative from the Ministry of Education
- Representative from the Ministry of Higher Education
- Representative from the United Nations Educational,
Scientific and Cultural Organization for Iraq

Fighting Corruption and Enhancing the Rule of Law - Panel
- Representative from the Iraq Commission of Integrity
- Representative from the Board of Auditors
- Ambassador Lawrence Benedict, U.S. Anti-Corruption
Coordinator, Embassy Baghdad
- Iraq Chief Justice Madhat al-Mahmood
- Mr Philip Lynch, U.S. Rule of Law Coordinator , Embassy
Baghdad

STATE 00056560 004 OF 007

June 19:
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Economic Transition Overview
- Ambassador Charles Ries, Coordinator for Economic
Transition in Iraq, Embassy Baghdad

Fundamental Infrastructure - Panel
- Representative from the Ministry of Oil
- Representative from the Ministry of Transportation
- Representative from the Ministry of Agriculture
- Representative from the Ministry of Planning and
Development Cooperation
- Representative from the Ministry of Ministry of
Communication
- Representative from the Central Bank of Iraq
- Counselor Jonathan Gressel, U.S. Department of Agriculture
- Attach Michael McCormack, Department of Transportation

Employment for Growth and Stability - Panel
- Representative from the Ministry of Industry
- Representative from the Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs
- Paul Brinkley, Deputy Undersecretary of Defense
- James Bever, Senior Deputy Assistant Administrator for the
Middle East, USAID

Improvement of Government Capacity - Panel
- Richard Schmierer, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for

STATE 00056560 005 OF 007


Iraq
- Dr Afir Hussain, Advisor to the Office of Iraqi Prime
Minister
- Representative from the Ministry of Finance
- Ms Sylvia Fletch, UN Policy Group Coordinator for Governance

Capacity to Deliver Essential Services - Panel
- Representative from the Ministry of Electricity
- Representative from the Ministry of Municipalities and
Public Works
- Representative from the Ministry of Planning and
Development Cooperation

Housing and Urban Development - Panel
- Representative from the Ministry of Construction and Housing
- Representative from the Ministry of Planning and
Development Cooperation
- Ms June Reed, U.S. Embassy Iraq, Senior Advisor Private
Sector Development and Housing

Improvement of Provincial Governance - Panel
- Al-Anbar Provincial Governor
- Maysan Provincial Governor
- Ms Phyllis Powers, Director of Provincial Affairs, Embassy
Baghdad
- Dr Anna Prouse, Dhi Qar PRT Team Leader

Coalition and International Opportunities
- Dr Mowaffak al-Rubaie, National Security Advisor for Iraq

STATE 00056560 006 OF 007


- General David Petraeus, Commanding General, MNF-I
- Ambassador Ryan Crocker, U.S. Ambassador to Iraq


June 20:
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Hotel check out and Departures


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DRAFT U.S. PARTICIPANTS LIST
----------------------------

5. SENIOR USG PARTICIPANTS

- Ambassador Ryan Crocker, U.S. Ambassador to Iraq
- General David Petraeus, Commanding General, MNF-I
- Ambassador Charles Ries, Coordinator for Economic
Transition in Iraq, Embassy Baghdad
- Richard Schmierer, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for
Iraq
- Paul Brinkley, Deputy Undersecretary of Defense
- James Bever, Senior Deputy Assistant Administrator for the
Middle East, USAID
- Ambassador Lawrence Benedict, U.S. Anti-Corruption
Coordinator, Embassy Baghdad
- Mr Philip Lynch, U.S. Rule of Law Coordinator , Embassy
Baghdad
- Ambassador Robert Loftis, Status of Forces Agreement

STATE 00056560 007 OF 007


Negotiator, Dept of State
- Ms Phyllis Powers, Director of Provincial Affairs, Embassy
Baghdad
RICE

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