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Cablegate: Message From the King to President George W. Bush

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

UNCLAS MANAMA 001760

SIPDIS

DEPT FOR S/ES-CR AND NEA/ARPI

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: OPDC PREL AMGT BA
SUBJECT: MESSAGE FROM THE KING TO PRESIDENT GEORGE W. BUSH

1.(U) On November 23, 2004, post received a diplomatic note
from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs enclosing a letter from
King Hamad bin Isa Al-Khalifa to President Bush. Original
document is being sent by pouch to NEA/ARPI.

2.(U) Begin text of letter:

H.E. Mr. George W. Bush
President of the United States of America


I have the great honor to thank Your Excellency and the
people of the United States of America for your kind message
of felicitations on the advent of Eid Al-Fitr. It is my
sincere desire to maintain and further enhance the friendly
relations existing between our two countries to encompass all
fields of cooperation.

I avail myself of this opportunity to convey to Your
Excellency my best wishes for your personal well being as
well as for the progress and prosperity of the people of
America.

Hamad bin Isa bin Salman Al-Khalifa
King of Bahrain

End text of letter.
MONROE

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