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Cablegate: Request to Fund Travel for Yemeni Invitee To

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DE RUEHYN #0081 0181326
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
R 181326Z JAN 10
FM AMEMBASSY SANAA
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC 3553
INFO RHEHAAA/WHITE HOUSE WASHINGTON DC
RUCPDOC/DEPT OF COMMERCE WASHINGTON DC
RHEHNSC/NSC WASHDC

UNCLAS SANAA 000081

SIPDIS

DEPT FOR NEA/ARP AMACDONALD AND S/P GBEHRMAN
DEPT FOR S/SRMC KCHANDLER AND R SNOOR-ALI
WHITE HOUSE FOR DOMESTIC POLICY COUNCIL CANDERSON

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: ECON EAID PREL SOCI YM
SUBJECT: REQUEST TO FUND TRAVEL FOR YEMENI INVITEE TO
PRESIDENTIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP SUMMIT

REF: STATE 130991

1. (U) This is an action request.

2. (U) Embassy delivered official invitations for the two
Yemeni nominees named in reftel to attend the Presidential
Entrepreneurship Summit, April 26-27. One of the invitees,
Na'ama Saeed, Director of the Al-Wafa Women Association, a
small NGO, will be unable to attend the Summit without
external funding for roundtrip airfare from Sana'a, Yemen,
lodging, and per diem for her time in Washington. Embassy
requests that the Department explore ways to fund Na'ama's
travel to Washington for the Summit. Embassy POC is
Economic/Commercial Officer Roland McKay, mckayrd@state.gov.
SECHE

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