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Cablegate: South Africa Federal Air Marshall Service Dipnote

VZCZCXRO2738
RR RUEHDU RUEHJO
DE RUEHSA #4889 3341446
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
R 301446Z NOV 06
FM AMEMBASSY PRETORIA
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC 7132
INFO RUEHTN/AMCONSUL CAPE TOWN 3673
RUEHDU/AMCONSUL DURBAN 8376
RUEHJO/AMCONSUL JOHANNESBURG 5823
RHMFIUU/HOMELAND SECURITY CENTER WASHINGTON DC

UNCLAS PRETORIA 004889

SIPDIS

SENSITIVE BUT UNCLASSIFIED
SIPDIS

DHS PASS TO JHLANISKI, ROME

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: KTIA EAIR PGOV PTER KHLS SF
SUBJECT: SOUTH AFRICA FEDERAL AIR MARSHALL SERVICE DIPNOTE

REF: SECSTATE 188876

1. (SBU) Per reftel, post delivered on November 30 Federal
Air Marshal Service dipnote and proposed Air Marshal
agreement received 17 November to South Africa Department of
Foreign Affairs Nokwazi Mtshali.

2. (SBU) Post received October 23 via e-mail the proposed Air
Marshal agreement from TSA's (Transportation Security
Administration) John Halinski (Rome). The agreement was sent
to South Africa Department of Transport Bilateral Affairs
Chief Johann Bierman and to South African Civil Aviation
Authority Security Chief Mongezi India. Mr. India tabled the
matter at the November 9 meeting of the South Africa Aviation
Security Committee, chaired by Biermann. Mr. Biermann told
econoff November 24 that good progress was being made on
reviewing the proposed agreement but that the review would
not be completed before U.S. carrier Delta Airline's
inaugural flight to South Africa December 5.
BOST

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