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Cablegate: Egypt: Wto Doha European Ag Proposal

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

UNCLAS CAIRO 008334

SIPDIS

SENSITIVE

NEA FOR ELA, RA
NEA PLEASE PASS USTR FOR DWOSKIN, HAFEMEISTER, AND SAUMS
COMMERCE FOR STEVE JACOBS
TREASURY FOR BILL SCHALL
USDA/FAS FOR ROBERTS AND YOUNG

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: ETRD ECON EAGR EG
SUBJECT: EGYPT: WTO DOHA EUROPEAN AG PROPOSAL

REF: A. STATE 199861

B. CAIRO 8185 AND PREVIOUS

The following is Sensitive But Unclassified. Please protect
accordingly.

1. (U) Econoff delivered Ref A demarche on October 30 to
Dr. Samiha Fawzy, First Assistant to the Minister of Foreign
Trade and Industry (MFTI). FAS delivered key points to the
DG at the Ministry of Agriculture. Egypt will continue to
press for an improved European WTO Agriculture proposal.

2. (SBU) Fawzy also provided Econoff with the October 27
communique issued by African trade ministers in Cairo
following their consultative meeting on upcoming WTO
negotiations (sent via e-mail to NEA/ELA and USTR). The
communique acknowledges the U.S. proposal as a "step in the
right direction" to be "built on and improved" in the
upcoming negotiations.


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