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Cablegate: Chemical Weapons Convention (Cwc): Libyan Request

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UNCLAS THE HAGUE 000020

SIPDIS

STATE FOR T, AC, AC/CB, NP/CBM, VC/CCB, L/ACV, IO/S
SECDEF FOR OSD/ISP
JOINT STAFF FOR DD, PMA-A FOR WTC
COMMERCE FOR BIS (GOLDMAN)
NSC FOR CHUPA
WINPAC FOR LIEPMAN

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PARM PREL KNNP LY CWC
SUBJECT: CHEMICAL WEAPONS CONVENTION (CWC): LIBYAN REQUEST
TO OPCW FOR ASSISTANCE

REF: A. 2003 THE HAGUE 3155
B. DTG 221201 DEC 03

This is CWC-2-04.

1. (U) On January 6, Brian Hawtin, the acting
Director-General of the Organization for the Prohibition of
Chemical Weapons, provided a copy of a letter from the Libyan
Ambassador to the Netherlands to OPCW DG Rogelio Pfirter.
The letter transmitted a note verbale from the Libyan
government requesting technical assistance in connection with
accession to the Chemical Weapons Convention. Hawtin added
that the DG Pfirter is preparing a short response
acknowledging the Libyan request.

2. (U) The following is the text of the January 5 letter
from the Libyan Ambassador to DG Pfirter:

Begin Text.

The Hague
5 January 2004

The People's Bureau of The Great Socialist People's Libyan
Jamahiriya, presents its compliments to the Director General
of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons
in The Hague, and has the honour to enclose herewith the note
which has been sent from Libyan Arab Jamahiriya, avail itself
of this opportunity to renew to the Director-General of the
Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons the
assurances of its highest consideration.

Zakia Abdussalalm M. Sahil
Ambassador

3. (U) The following is the text of the December 25, 2003
note verbale from the Libyan government to DG Pfirter
referenced in para 2.

Begin Text.

Note Verbale

The Secretariat of the General People's Committee for Foreign
Liaison and International Cooperation presents its best
regards to the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical
Weapons.

We should like to inform you that the Great Socialist
People's Libyan Arab Jamahiriya requests, and hopes to
receive, the necessary technical assistance that it might
need for the process of its accession to the Chemical Weapons
Convention.

The Secretariat of the General People's Committee for Foreign
Liaison and International Cooperation avails itself of this
opportunity to express to the Organisation for the
Prohibition of Chemical Weapons its highest consideration and
appreciation.

Tripoli, 25 December 2003

4. (U) Copies of the letter and note verbale were sent by
FAX to AC/CB.

5. (U) Ito sends.

RUSSEL

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