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Cablegate: Bahrain: Un General Assembly: Interim Response On

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PP RUEHDE RUEHDIR
DE RUEHMK #0740 2131432
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
P 011432Z AUG 07
FM AMEMBASSY MANAMA
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 7110
RUCNDT/USMISSION USUN NEW YORK PRIORITY 0094
INFO RUEHZM/GULF COOPERATION COUNCIL COLLECTIVE PRIORITY
RHEHNSC/NSC WASHDC PRIORITY

UNCLAS MANAMA 000740

SIPDIS

SENSITIVE
SIPDIS

IO/PPC FOR BATLLE, NEA/ARP FOR BJACKSON, NEA/RA FOR
LANGEVIN/MACDONNELL, USUN FOR MCBRIDE, NSC FOR MCDONALD

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PREL ITRA OVIP KSEP UNGA BA OFFICIALS
SUBJECT: BAHRAIN: UN GENERAL ASSEMBLY: INTERIM RESPONSE ON
HIGH-LEVEL ATTENDANCE

REF: STATE 101170

Sensitive but unclassified; please protect accordingly. Not
for Internet distribution.

1. (SBU) Econoff relayed reftel request to MFA Director of
Bilateral Relations Dr. Dhafer Al-Umran on 24 July. Al-Umran
confirmed that Foreign Minister Shaikh Khalid Bin Ahmed Bin
Mohammed Al Khalifa will attend. He was unable to confirm
other high-level attendance. Post will report details
regarding Bahraini senior-level UNGA General Debate
attendance as soon as this information is available.

2. (SBU) Currently available information keyed to reftel
para. 8:

A. Attendance of the Head of State

-- Travel plans unknown at this time.

B. Attendance of the Head of Government

-- Travel plans unknown at this time.

C. Attendance of the Foreign Minister

-- H.E. Sheikh Khalid bin Ahmed bin Mohammed Al-Khalifa,
Minister of Foreign Affairs

-- Arrival and departure information unknown at this time.

-- Spouse travel unknown at this time.

-- No interpretation necessary. The FM speaks excellent
English.

D. Attendance of other host country VIPs.

-- Travel plans unknown at this time.

E. Attendance of the Foreign Ministry official responsible
for IO affairs or official who is a regular interlocutor of
regional assistant secretaries or Department principals.

-- Travel plans unknown at this time.


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