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Cablegate: Message From Bahrain's Prime Minister to Secretary

This record is a partial extract of the original cable. The full text of the original cable is not available.

UNCLAS MANAMA 000224

SIPDIS

DEPARTMENT FOR S/ES-CR AND NEA/ARP

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PREL AMGT
SUBJECT: MESSAGE FROM BAHRAIN'S PRIME MINISTER TO SECRETARY
OF STATE COLIN L. POWELL


On February 16, 2004, post received the following diplomatic
note from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, which enclosed a
letter from the office of the Prime Minister to the
Secretary.

SIPDIS

Begin text of the diplomatic note:

Kingdom of Bahrain
Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Ref: 16/2/6-10039
Dated 2/4/2004

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Bahrain
presents its compliments to the Embassy of the United States
of America in the Kingdom, and is pleased to attach a letter
from His Highness Shaikh Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa, the
Prime Minister, to His Excellency Mr. Colin L. Powell,
Secretary of State of the United States of America.

SIPDIS

The Ministry requests that the Embassy would secure the
delivery of the attached letter to the concerned authority.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Bahrain
takes this opportunity to renew to the Embassy the assurance
of its highest consideration.

End text of diplomatic note.

Begin text of the letter:

4 February 2004

His Excellency Mr. Colin L. Powell
Secretary of State

SIPDIS
United States of America

Your Excellency,

I have received with great pleasure your kind
congratulations on the occasion of Eid Al-Adha. I send you
my deep thanks for your kind sentiments, which I highly
appreciate and deeply cherish.

I would also like to take this opportunity to thank your
Excellency for your kind words on the relations between our
two friendly nations, and to stress that the Kingdom of
Bahrain attaches a great importance to enhancing all means
of cooperation with the United States of America,
particularly its valuable economic and trade relations.

May I thank you once again for your kind congratulations,
and in confidence that the ties between our two countries
will continue to flourish, I send you my warmest wishes for
your continued good health and happiness and for the
continued progress and prosperity of the United States of
America.

Sincerely,
Khalifa bin Salman Al-Khalifa
Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Bahrain

End text of letter.

(U) Post sent the original letter via Unclassified Pouch,
registration #3882708, on February 17 to NEA/ARP (Claire
Kaneshiro) to deliver to S/ES-CR

FORD

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