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Cablegate: Urgent Unesco Demarche/Sec. Gutierrez Letter

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

171344Z Oct 05

UNCLAS MANAMA 001502

SIPDIS

PARIS PLEASE PASS US/UNESCO

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: ETRD PREL SCUL BA UNESCO
SUBJECT: URGENT UNESCO DEMARCHE/SEC. GUTIERREZ LETTER

REF: STATE 189518

Ambassador delivered reftel letter from Secretary Gutierrez
on the UNESCO Cultural Diversity Convention to Minister of
Industry and Commerce Hassan Fakhro during a meeting on
October 17. Fakhro said that Bahrain was sympathetic to our
viewpoint, but that in the face of such a vast majority in
favor of the resolution, it would be politically very
difficult for Bahrain to stand against the GCC/Arab League
consensus. But, he added, if a certain number of countries
moved toward postponement, Bahrain would have no objection to
supporting that position.
MONROE

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