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Cablegate: Bahrain: Wolfowitz Nomination for World Bank

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211520Z Mar 05

UNCLAS MANAMA 000429

SIPDIS

SENSITIVE

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: EAID ECON EINV PREL BA TAGS
SUBJECT: BAHRAIN: WOLFOWITZ NOMINATION FOR WORLD BANK

REF: STATE 49831

(SBU) Emboffs March 19 delivered reftel demarche concerning
the nomination of Deputy Secretary of Defense Wolfowitz as
World Bank president to Ministry of Industry and Commerce
Assistant Undersecretary of Foreign Trade Shaikh Daij Al
Khalifa; Ministry of Foreign Affairs Director of Bilateral
Relations Dr. Dhafer Al Umran; and Ministry of Finance
Director of Economic Planning Yousif Humood. Al Umran told
PolEcon chief that he would pass the information to the
international organization affairs office for consideration,
but stated that Bahrain tried to support the United States
whenever it could. He said he would get back to us with a
more formal response. Shaikh Daij and Humood were aware of
the nomination but offered no substantive response.

MONROE

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