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Cablegate: Invitation for Public Information Officers To

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UNCLAS SANAA 000368

SIPDIS

SENSITIVE

CJTF-HOA FOR MAJOR TRIPP NARROW

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PREL OIIP YM PMIL
SUBJECT: INVITATION FOR PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICERS TO
VISIT EMBASSY SANAA

1. (sbu) As a follow-up to the recent CJTF-HOA
Political/Military Officers conference hosted at Camp
Lemonier, January 20-21, Embassy Sana'a would like to extend
an invitation to appropriate information officers at CJTF-HOA
in Djibouti to meet with Post public diplomacy officers in
Sana'a.

2. (sbu) The purpose of the meetings would be to explore the
value-added of joining efforts to develop an appropriate
country-specific message on U.S.-Yemen cooperation in
counter-terrorism and economic development. Officers will be
able to discuss cooperation face-to-face and to develop
specific proposals for public outreach and media campaigns.
One possible focus for cooperation is the imminent arrival
and commissioning of EDA boats, which represents a large step
towards launching the Yemeni Coast Guard. Other potential
areas of cooperation include publicizing joint training,
civil affairs projects and economic development efforts.

3. (sbu) Embassy Sana'a welcomes the opportunity to develop a
plan with CJTF-HOA information officers for potential
cooperation, which would be subject to approval by the
Ambassador and key Post officers. Point of contact for
arranging the visit will be John Balian, Public Affairs
Officer, tel. 967-1-303-155, ext. 2451, classified e-mail:
BalianJO@state.sgov.gov or unclassified e-mail:
BalianJO@state.gov.
HULL

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