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Cablegate: G-8 Bmena Forum for the Future

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FM AMEMBASSY MANAMA
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INFO RUEHZM/GULF COOPERATION COUNCIL COLLECTIVE PRIORITY

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TAGS: KDEM ECON PREL KMPI KPAO BA
SUBJECT: G-8 BMENA FORUM FOR THE FUTURE

REF: STATE 82753

1. (U) DCM delivered reftel demarche August 13 to MFA
Director for Bilateral Affairs Dhafer Al-Umran. Al-Umran was already well briefed on this year's BMENA schedule and was enthusiastic about the Forum planned for Marrakech November 2-3. Al-Umran confirmed he would attend the senior officials' meeting in Rome October 23, and said Bahrain would be represented at the three thematic workshops.

2. (U) Al-Umran said FM Shaikh Khalid bin Ahmad Al Khalifah hoped to attend the Marrakech Forum, but would not make scheduling commitments until after his return August 16 from vacation. ERELI

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