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Cablegate: Message From His Majesty King Hamad Bin Issa Al

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

UNCLAS MANAMA 000280

SIPDIS

DEPARTMENT FOR S/ES-CR AND NEA/ARP

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PREL AMGT
SUBJECT: MESSAGE FROM HIS MAJESTY KING HAMAD BIN ISSA AL
KHALIFA, KING OF THE KINGDOM OF BAHRAIN TO MR. GEORGE W.
BUSH, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

On February 25, 2004, post received the following diplomatic
note from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, which enclosed a
letter from the office of the King of the Kingdom of
Bahrain.

Begin text of the diplomatic note:

Kingdom of Bahrain
Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Ref: 16/2/6-10763
Dated 2/23/2004

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 has the pleasure to enclose a
letter from His Majesty King Hamad bin Issa Al Khalifa, King
of the Kingdom of Bahrain, to His Excellency President
George W. Bush, President of the United States of America.

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:

14 February 2004

His Excellency Mr. George W. Bush
President,
United States of America

Your Excellency,

I wish to thank your Excellency and the people of the United
States of America for your kind message and felicitations on
the advent of Eid-Al-Adha.

It is my sincere desire to maintain and further enhance the
friendly relations existing between our two countries to
encompass all fields of cooperation.

Accept, Excellency, the assurances of my highest esteem.


Hamad bin Isa Al-Khalifa
King of Bahrain

End text of letter.

(U) Post sent the original letter via Unclassified Pouch,
registration #3882709, on February 29 to NEA/ARP (Claire
Kaneshiro) to deliver to S/ES-CR

FORD

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