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Cablegate: Iraqi Travel Documents

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Diana T Fritz 03/15/2007 03:10:00 PM From DB/Inbox: Search Results

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UNCLASSIFIED

SIPDIS
TELEGRAM March 02, 2004


To: No Action Addressee

Action: Unknown

From: AMEMBASSY ABU DHABI (ABU DHABI 551 - ROUTINE)

TAGS: PREL, OTRA

Captions: None

Subject: IRAQI TRAVEL DOCUMENTS

Ref: None
_________________________________________________________________
UNCLAS ABU DHABI 00551

SIPDIS
CXABU:
ACTION: CONS
INFO: POL DCM
Laser1:
ACTION: CONS

DISSEMINATION: CONS
CHARGE: PROG

APPROVED: DCM:RALBRIGHT
DRAFTED: CON:MMARRANO
CLEARED: NONE

VZCZCADI201
RR RUEHC RHMFIUU RUEHXK
DE RUEHAD #0551 0620939
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
R 020939Z MAR 04
FM AMEMBASSY ABU DHABI
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC 3354
RHMFIUU/HQ COALITION PROVISIONAL AUTH BAGHDAD
INFO RUEHXK/ARAB ISRAELI COLLECTIVE

UNCLAS ABU DHABI 000551

SIPDIS

DEPT FOR NEA/EX, NEA/ARP

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PREL OTRA IZ TC
SUBJECT: IRAQI TRAVEL DOCUMENTS

REFS:(A)STATE 44658 (B) STATE 028744 (C) 03 ABU DHABI 4945
(D) 03 STATE 307029 (E) 03 STATE 294152

Post delivered ref B talking points talking points and non-
paper 24 February to the UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs
(MFA). Consular Chief raised the issue with UAE MFA Office
Director for Consular Affairs, Ambassador Abdul Jalil, on
February 28. Ambassador Abdul Jalil provided Consular Chief
with a copy in Arabic of a UAE Diplomatic Circular stating
the UAE recognizes the Interim Travel Document (ITD).
Operative text follows:

Begin text

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the United Arab Emirates
presents its best compliments to all diplomatic missions
accredited to the UAE.

The Ministry is honored to advise all foreign missions in
the UAE that the relevant authorities of the UAE have agreed
to recognize the Travel Document issued by the Coalition
Provisional Authority in Iraq and have also agreed to the
probability of granting entry visas to holders of such
travel documents who are traveling to the UAE for visiting
purposes only.


End Text
WAHBA

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