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Cablegate: Bahrain: Cartagena Protocol On Biosafety

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

211400Z Dec 04

UNCLAS MANAMA 001909

SIPDIS

STATE FOR NEA/ARPI BERNS, OES/ETC LEE, AND EB/TPP/ABT SINGH
USDA FOR FAS/BIG PASSINO
AMMAN FOR WHITTLESEY

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: SENV ETRD EAGR EAID TBIO BA
SUBJECT: BAHRAIN: CARTAGENA PROTOCOL ON BIOSAFETY

REF: STATE 259661

Post contacted Engineer Zahwa Al Kuwari, Director of the
Environment Assessment and Planning Directorate, General
Commission for the Protection of Marine Resources,
Environment, and Wildlife, to discuss reftel. Kuwari said
Bahrain is not a party to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety
and does not plan to become a member in the coming year.
Furthermore, GOB representatives will not be attending the
meeting in Montreal, Canada May - June 2005. When asked what
if anything Bahrain is doing in terms of biosafety, Kuwari
stated the GOB is not doing anything at this time as its
priority is to strengthen compliance with existing
conventions.
MONROE

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