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03ABUDHABI3075 2003-06-30 07:34:00 CONFIDENTIAL Embassy Abu Dhabi
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(U) UAE SUPPORT FOR THE POLISH-LED

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CONFIDENTIAL

SIPDIS
TELEGRAM                                            June 30, 2003


To:       No Action Addressee                                    

Action:   Unknown                                                

From:     AMEMBASSY ABU DHABI (ABU DHABI 3075 - UNKNOWN)         

TAGS:     PREL, PARM, MOPS                                       

Captions: None                                                   

Subject:  (U) UAE SUPPORT FOR THE POLISH-LED MULTINATIONAL       
          DIVISION IN IRAQ                                       

Ref:      None                                                   
_________________________________________________________________
C O N F I D E N T I A L        ABU DHABI 03075

SIPDIS
CXABU:
    ACTION: POL 
    INFO:   DAO USLO RSO AMB DCM P/M ECON 

DISSEMINATION: POL
CHARGE: PROG

APPROVED: AMB:MMWAHBA
DRAFTED: POL:STWILLIAMS
CLEARED: A/DCM:TEWILLIAMS

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RUCNRAQ RHEHNSC RUEAIIA RHEFDIA
DE RUEHAD #3075 1810734
ZNY CCCCC ZZH
O 300734Z JUN 03
FM AMEMBASSY ABU DHABI
TO RUEKJCS/SECDEF WASHDC//USDC// IMMEDIATE
RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC 0653
INFO RUCAACC/CDR USCENTCOM MACDILL AFB FL//POLAD/CCJ2/CCJ5//
RUBDPLA/USEUCOM
RUEHWR/AMEMBASSY WARSAW 0034
RUEHBUL/AMEMBASSY KABUL 0129
RUCNRAQ/IRAQ COLLECTIVE
RHEHNSC/NSC WASHINGTON DC
RUEAIIA/CIA WASHINGTON DC
RHEFDIA/DIA WASHDC
					  C O N F I D E N T I A L ABU DHABI 003075 

SIPDIS

DOD FOR U/S DOV ZAKHEIM

STATE FOR NEA/ARP, NEA/NGA AND PM/RSAT

CENTCOM FOR POLAD AMB LITT AND CCJ2

NSC FOR THEROUX

E.O. 12958: DECL: 06/30/13
TAGS: PREL PARM MOPS AF IZ TC
SUBJECT: (U) UAE SUPPORT FOR THE POLISH-LED
MULTINATIONAL DIVISION IN IRAQ

REF: SECDEF 251715Z



1. (U) Classified by Ambassador Marcelle M. Wahba
for reasons 1.5 (B) and (D).



2. (C) The Ambassador raised the issue of UAE
support for the Polish-led multinational division
with UAE Armed Forces Chief of Staff Muhammad bin
Zayid Al-Nahyan (MbZ) via letter and a follow-up
phone call on June 28. Attached to the letter was
the list of countries requiring transportation
assistance detailed reftel. MbZ's Special
Assistant, Yousef Al-Otaiba, telephoned Polchief
June 30 with the UAE's official response. The UAE
has agreed to provide transportation assistance to
the eight European countries listed, i.e. Poland,
Ukraine, Bulgaria, Hungary, Lithuania, Slovakia,
Latvia and Romania. Al-Otaiba said the UAE was
prepared to offer two "roll-on, roll-off" ships and
one hundred hours of an Aleutian 124 aircraft to
ferry the troops and their equipment to Iraq. He
indicated that UAE GHQ Director of Operations
Brigadier Ali Al-Kaabi would be in touch with the
Embassy's Acting USLO Chief for specific
arrangements.



3. (C) On the approach to Dubai Crown Prince and
UAE Defense Minister Muhammad bin Rashid Al-Maktoum
(MbR) regarding vehicles for Iraq and Afghanistan,
our Acting CG in Dubai has a meeting scheduled with
Sayanta Basu of The Investment Office on Tuesday,
July 1. We will report on the details of that
meeting as soon as they are available.



4. (C) Comment: Given the UAE's finite military
transportation resources, we believe their pledge
to support the mobilization of the Polish-led
division based out of Europe is appropriate and,
indeed, quite generous. The UAE military would
have been unable, in our opinion, to support the
transportation needs of troops from some of the
more far-flung areas of the globe.

WAHBA