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Cablegate: Bahrain Cabinet Approves Amcham Bahrain

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

UNCLAS MANAMA 000797

SIPDIS

DEPT FOR EB/CBA AND NEA/ARP
DEPT PASS USTR JBUNTIN
COMMERCE FOR CLOUSTAUNAU

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: BEXP ETRD BA
SUBJECT: BAHRAIN CABINET APPROVES AMCHAM BAHRAIN

On May 23 the cabinet, chaired by Deputy Prime Minister and
Minister of Islamic Affairs Sheikh Abdulla bin Khalid Al
Khalifa, approved a proposal by Minister of Commerce Ali
Saleh al Saleh to establish an American Chamber of Commerce
in Bahrain. Ambassador congratulated the Minister May 24,
adding that it was a real victory having the AmCham under the
purvue of the Ministry of Commerce rather than the Ministry
of Labor and Social Affairs. EmbOffs have discussed next
steps with the founding committee, who are planning a
membership drive in advance of board membership selection.
NEUMANN

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