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Cablegate: Nigeria: Demarche Delivered to Start Air Marshal

VZCZCXRO9075
PP RUEHMA RUEHPA
DE RUEHUJA #1735 2611043
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
P 181043Z SEP 09 ZDK
FM AMEMBASSY ABUJA
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 7054
INFO RUEHOS/AMCONSUL LAGOS PRIORITY 1974
RUEHJO/AMCONSUL JOHANNESBURG 0086
RUEHRO/AMEMBASSY ROME 0425
RUEHDK/AMEMBASSY DAKAR 0383
RUEHZK/ECOWAS COLLECTIVE
RUCPDOC/DEPT OF COMMERCE WASHDC
RULSDMK/DEPT OF TRANSPORTATION WASHDC

UNCLAS ABUJA 001735

SENSITIVE
SIPDIS

DEPT PASS TO USTDA-MARIN; EXIM-RICHTER
DEPT PASS USAID AFR/SD FOR CURTIS AND ATWOOD
JOHANNESBURG FOR USTDA-NAGY
ROME PASS TO TSA - ANTHONY GIOVANNIELLO
DAKAR PASS TO FAA - MOIRA KEANE
DEPT OF TRANSPORTATION FOR FAA MCINTRON, AHARRIS
DOC FOR 3317/ITA/OA/KBURRESS AND 3130/USFC/OIO/ANESA/MCREED

E.O. 12598: N/A
TAGS: EAIR ECON EAID ASEC ERTD EINV PGOV NI
SUBJECT: NIGERIA: DEMARCHE DELIVERED TO START AIR MARSHAL
OPERATIONS

REF: A. STATE 90758

(SBU) Subject demarche was delivered September 17 to Nigerian Civil
Aviation Authority Director General Dr. Harold Demuren. Demuren has
a thorough understanding of the air marshal request and reviewed the
background information and memorandum of understanding (MOU)
provided by EconOff. Demuren said that, at a first reading, the MOU
has all the components that have been discussed, specifically how
the weapons would be handled and that Nigeria is not required to
employ air marshals on Nigerian flag carriers. Demuren did request
that the Transportation Security Administration provide air marshal
training to Nigeria in early 2010. He said he has no difficulty
signing the MOU and will seek agreement from his legal office and
the Minister. (NOTE: the Minister has a copy of the background and
MOU).

MCCULLOUGH

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