Cablegate: Bahrain: Strategy Targeting Organized Piracy
UNCLAS MANAMA 001677
DEPARTMENT PASS TO USTR JASON BUNTIN
E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: ECON ETRD KIPR KPAO BA WTRO
SUBJECT: BAHRAIN: STRATEGY TARGETING ORGANIZED PIRACY
REF: STATE 214134
1. (U) EconOff delivered reftel talking points and STOP! fact
sheet on October 24 to Salma Waheedi, Senior Economist at the
Ministry of Finance and National Economy (MOFNE). Ms.
Waheedi underscored Bahrain's commitment to ensuring a strong
Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) regime and its rigorous
enforcement. She pointed to the IPR provisions of the
recently signed U.S.-Bahrain Free Trade Agreement as evidence
of that commitment.