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Cablegate: R/V Oceanus Research Voyage Request for Clearance

VZCZCXYZ0008
PP RUEHWEB

DE RUEHEG #1513 1981326
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
P 161326Z JUL 08
FM AMEMBASSY CAIRO
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 9856
INFO RUEHAE/AMEMBASSY ASMARA PRIORITY 0159
RUEHKH/AMEMBASSY KHARTOUM PRIORITY 1197
RUEHRH/AMEMBASSY RIYADH PRIORITY 0885

UNCLAS CAIRO 001513

SIPDIS

OES/OA FOR ETIRPAK AND RBARNES

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: EWWT KVRC EG
SUBJECT: R/V OCEANUS RESEARCH VOYAGE REQUEST FOR CLEARANCE
DELIVERED TO EGYPTIAN AUTHORITIES

REF: STATE 72984

(U) We delivered reftel request for clearance on behalf of
the R/V Oceanus to Dr. Maged El Sherbini, senior advisor to
the Minister for Scientific Research and Technology, and to
Mohamed Nasr, in the MFA's Division for Environmental Affairs
and Sustainable Development. Nasr and El Sherbini will
coordinate the request with the relevant Egyptian
authorities, including the Navy. El Sherbini has all the
details on the itinerary and research objectives of the
voyage and will be in touch with the embassy if further
questions arise.
SCOBEY

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