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UNCLASSIFIED

SIPDIS
TELEGRAM October 14, 2003


To: No Action Addressee

Action: Unknown

From: AMEMBASSY ABU DHABI (ABU DHABI 4595 - PRIORITY)

TAGS: ECON, BEXP, PREL

Captions: None

Subject: DEMARCHE REQUEST FOR THE MADRID CONFERENCE ON THE ROLE
OF THE PRIVATE SECTOR IN IRAQ, OCTOBER 23, 2003

Ref: None
_________________________________________________________________
UNCLAS ABU DHABI 04595

SIPDIS
CXABU:
ACTION: ECON
INFO: P/M AMB DCM POL
Laser1:
INFO: FCS

DISSEMINATION: ECON
CHARGE: PROG

APPROVED: CDA:RALBRIGHT
DRAFTED: ECON:OJOHN
CLEARED: NONE

VZCZCADI644
PP RUEHC RUEHDI RUCNRAQ RUEHMD
DE RUEHAD #4595 2871300
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
P 141300Z OCT 03
FM AMEMBASSY ABU DHABI
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 2073
INFO RUEHDI/AMCONSUL DUBAI PRIORITY 3475
RUCNRAQ/IRAQ COLLECTIVE PRIORITY
RUEHMD/AMEMBASSY MADRID PRIORITY 0072

UNCLAS ABU DHABI 004595

SIPDIS

DEPT FOR E, NEA/ARP, EB/CBA MIKE GARCIA AND JACK
SPILSBURY, NEA/NGA FOR NATE JENSEN

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: ECON BEXP PREL IZ SP TC
SUBJECT: DEMARCHE REQUEST FOR THE MADRID CONFERENCE ON THE
ROLE OF THE PRIVATE SECTOR IN IRAQ, OCTOBER 23, 2003

REF: STATE 287995

1. On October 12, econchief called Ministry of Finance
Assistant Undersecretary for Revenue and Budget Khalid Al-
Bustani to confirm that the UAE Minister of Finance had
received the Spanish invitation and to urge a concerted UAEG
effort to recruit a high-level private sector delegation to
travel to the Madrid meeting. Al-Bustani confirmed that the
Minister had received the invitation and said that he was
coordinating with the MFA and the UAE Federation of Chambers
of Commerce on the delegation. He told econchief that he
was communicating with Said bin Jaber Al-Suweidi, the
Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Chamber of Commerce and of the UAE
Federation of Chambers of Commerce about trying to recruit
an appropriate delegation. Al-Bustani stressed that the UAE
fully supported its private sector and the idea of private
sector involvement in Iraqi reconstruction.

2. Charge and econchief met with Assistant Undersecretary
for Political Affairs Abdullah Rashid Al-Nuami on October 14
and urged him to recruit an appropriate high level private
sector delegation to travel to the Madrid meeting. Al-Nuami
confirmed that the UAE was working on a private sector
delegation and that it would be coordinated through the
Federation of Chambers of Commerce.

3. Comment: The UAE is very interested in investment
opportunities in Iraq. Based on this interest, we believe
that the UAEG will have few problems recruiting an
appropriately high-level private sector delegation for the
meeting. End Comment.

Albright

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