Cablegate: Deputy Foreign Minister Noman to Represent Royg In
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UNCLAS SANAA 000952
PLEASE PASS TO G/NICOLE BIBBINS SEDACA
E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PREL KDEM YM DEMARCHE
SUBJECT: DEPUTY FOREIGN MINISTER NOMAN TO REPRESENT ROYG IN
REF: STATE 66769
1. Pol/Econ Chief delivered reftel demarche to Deputy Foreign
Minister Mustafa Noman on April 13. Noman was please that
Secretary Rice would attend the April 28-30 Community of
Democracies (CD) Ministerial in Santiago, commenting that her
participation would draw attention to important issues
affecting emerging democracies. The DFM said he will be the
ROYG representative to the meeting, as Foreign Minister Qirbi
will be traveling with President Saleh to South Korea.
2. Noman discussed the idea of a regional democracy charter,
proposed by former Prime Minister and founder of NGO the
Cultural Bridges Forum Dr. Iryani during the February 23-25
visit of U/S Dobriansky to Sanaa. Noman said he did not
believe Iryani's idea has yet been fully developed, however,
he is aware of U.S. support and promised to flush out the
concept with the former PM in advance of Ambassador's meeting
with Iryani early next week.