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Cablegate: Bahrain: Blue Lantern Program Annual Update

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

UNCLAS MANAMA 001546

SIPDIS

DEPARTMENT FOR PM/DTCC

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: ETTC KOMC KSEP BA
SUBJECT: BAHRAIN: BLUE LANTERN PROGRAM ANNUAL UPDATE

REF: STATE 205022

1. Blue Lantern designated point of contact is
Economic/Commercial Officer Aimee Cutrona. She can be reached
through the Embassy switchboard at: (973) 1724-2700, at the
office: (973) 1724-2986; via fax: (973) 1727-3011; or email:
CutronaA@state.gov.

2. To date Embassy Manama has not received a significant
number of requests to conduct Blue Lantern Checks. PM/DTCC
records indicate that the last request was in 2000. While
officers currently at post do not have experience in
conducting these checks in Bahrain, there is every reason to
believe a check can be completed within thirty days. The
Bahrain Defense Force (BDF) has provided model cooperation in
the DSCA's Golden Sentry Program, and Embassy officers enjoy
a close working relationship with the Ministry of the
Interior.
MONROE

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