Cablegate: Bahrain: Tokyo Donors' Meeting for Iraq
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UNCLAS MANAMA 001475
E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: EAID ECON EFIN PREL BA IZ
SUBJECT: BAHRAIN: TOKYO DONORS' MEETING FOR IRAQ
REF: STATE 196084
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1. (SBU) Pol/Econ chief September 21 delivered reftel
demarche regarding the Tokyo donors' meeting for Iraq to MFA
Director for Bilateral Affairs Dhafer Al-Umran. He noted
that he had already been approached by both the Japanese and
Iraqis concerning Bahraini participation in the meeting. He
stated that the GOB considered it important to attend and
participate in the meeting. While his government had stated
earlier that it could not afford to make a financial
contribution, it was willing to contribute in kind. For
example, Bahrain would host an Iraqi delegation the week of
September 25 for training on the operation of stock markets,
and the Ministry of Interior would soon host training for
Iraqi civil defense forces firefighting specialists.