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Cablegate: Messages From the Crown Prince to President Bush

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

UNCLAS MANAMA 001452

SIPDIS

DEPARTMENT FOR S/ES-CR AND NEA/ARPI

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: OPDC PREL AMGT BA
SUBJECT: MESSAGES FROM THE CROWN PRINCE TO PRESIDENT BUSH
AND VICE PRESIDENT CHENEY ON FTA


1. (U) On September 15, 2004, post received letters of
congratulations from Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad Al-Khalifa
to President Bush and Vice President Cheney on the signing of
the U.S.-Bahrain Free Trade Agreement. Original documents are
being sent by pouch to the desk.

2. (U) Begin text of letter to the President:

15th September 2004

Dear Mr. President,

It is with pleasure that I extend my congratulations on
behalf of the people of the Kingdom of Bahrain on the
occasion of the signing of the Free Trade Agreement between
our two countries.

This historic moment is a testament to our two nations'
outstanding commitment to economic liberalization, reform and
democracy. We look forward to the further strengthening of
this partnership.

With warm personal wishes,

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

End text of letter to the President.

3. (U) Begin text of letter to the Vice President:


15th September 2004

Dear Mr. Vice President,

It is with great pleasure that I extend my congratulations on
behalf of the people of the Kingdom of Bahrain on the
occasion of the signing of the Free Trade Agreement between
our two countries.

This historic moment is a testament to our two nations'
outstanding commitment to economic liberalization, reform and
democracy. We look forward to the further strengthening of
this partnership.

With warm personal wishes,

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

End text of letter to the Vice President.
MONROE

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