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Cablegate: Message From the Crown Prince and Commander-In-

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

UNCLAS MANAMA 001064

SIPDIS

DEPARTMENT FOR S/ES-CR AND NEA/ARP

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: OPDC PREL AMGT BA
SUBJECT: MESSAGE FROM THE CROWN PRINCE AND COMMANDER-IN-
CHIEF OF THE BAHRAIN DEFENCE FORCE SHAIKH SALMAN BIN HAMAD
AL-KHALIFA, TO THE HON. GEORGE W. BUSH, PRESIDENT OF THE
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

On July 4, 2004, post received from the office of the Crown
Prince of the Kingdom of Bahrain, the following letter on
the occasion of Independence Day.

Begin text of the letter:

4th July 2004

His Excellency
The Hon. George W. Bush
President of the United States of America
Washington, D.C.

Dear President Bush,

As you and the American people celebrate Independence Day,
please accept my warmest congratulations and best wishes.

May I also take this opportunity to reflect once again on
the excellent relations between the Kingdom of Bahrain and
the United States of America, and to reiterate my
appreciation of the United State's continuing role in
maintaining peace and stability in the region.

Finally, may I renew my congratulations on this auspicious
occasion, and send you my best wishes for your continuing
good health and happiness.

Salman Bin Hamad Al-Khalifa
Crown Prince and Commander-in-Chief
of the Bahrain Defence Force

End text of letter.

WILLIAMSON

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