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03ABUDHABI3939 2003-08-27 11:13:00 UNCLASSIFIED//FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY Embassy Abu Dhabi
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MISSION SEEKS BILATERALS WITH US OFFICIALS ON THE

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UNCLASSIFIED

SIPDIS
TELEGRAM                                          August 27, 2003


To:       No Action Addressee                                    

Action:   Unknown                                                

From:     AMEMBASSY ABU DHABI (ABU DHABI 3939 - ROUTINE)         

TAGS:     AORC, ECIN, EFIN, EINV, OVIP, PREL, PGOV               

Captions: None                                                   

Subject:  MISSION SEEKS BILATERALS WITH US OFFICIALS ON THE      
          MARGINS OF IMF/WB MEETINGS IN DUBAI                    

Ref:      None                                                   
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UNCLAS        ABU DHABI 03939

SIPDIS
CXABU:
    ACTION: ECON 
    INFO:   DCM POL P/M AMB 
Laser1:
    INFO:   FCS 

DISSEMINATION: ECON
CHARGE: PROG

APPROVED: CDA: RALBRIGHT
DRAFTED: ECON: CCRUMPLER
CLEARED: CGD: JDAVIS

VZCZCADI863
RR RUEHC RUEHZM RUEATRS RUEKJCS RHEHNSC
DE RUEHAD #3939 2391113
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
R 271113Z AUG 03
FM AMEMBASSY ABU DHABI
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC 1455
INFO RUEHZM/GCC COLLECTIVE
RUEATRS/TREASURY DEPT WASHDC
RUEKJCS/SECDEF WASHDC
RHEHNSC/NSC WASHDC
					  UNCLAS ABU DHABI 003939 

SIPDIS

DEPT FOR NEA, NEA/ARP, EB/IFD/ODF - WIVEL
TREASURY FOR IMF/WB OFFICE - WILEDON
DOD FOR COMPTROLLER ZAKHEIM

SENSITIVE

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: AORC ECIN EFIN EINV OVIP PREL PGOV TC
SUBJECT: MISSION SEEKS BILATERALS WITH US OFFICIALS ON THE
MARGINS OF IMF/WB MEETINGS IN DUBAI



1. (U) THIS IS AN ACTION REQUEST; PLEASE SEE PARAGRAPH 3.



2. (U) AS A MAJOR DONOR TO THE RECONSTRUCTION EFFORTS IN
BOTH AFGHANISTAN AND IRAQ AND A STEADFAST PARTNER IN OUR
EFFORTS TO COMBAT TERRORIST FINANCING, THE UAEG HAS
DEMONSTRATED IT IS WILLING TO GO THE DISTANCE TO SUPPORT
U.S. POLICIES IN THE MIDDLE EAST. WE POSIT THAT UAE
OFFICIALS WOULD WELCOME THE OPPORTUNITY TO MEET HIGH-LEVEL
U.S. DELEGATES ON THE MARGINS OF THE IMF/WORLD BANK MEETINGS
IN DUBAI AND NOTE THAT SUCH A HIGH-PROFILE EVENT WOULD SERVE
TO HIGHLIGHT U.S. RECOGNITION OF OUR STRONG FINANCIAL AND
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIP WITH THE UAE.



3. (SBU) ACTION REQUEST: EMBASSY ABU DHABI AND CONGEN DUBAI
RECOMMEND THE FOLLOWING BILATERAL MEETINGS WITH UAE
OFFICIALS IF THE PRINCIPAL U.S. DELEGATES' SCHEDULES PERMIT:

-- TREASURY SECRETARY SNOW AND/OR FEDERAL RESERVE CHAIRMAN
GREENSPAN MEETING WITH UAE DEFENSE MINISTER AND DUBAI CROWN
PRINCE MOHAMMED BIN RASHID AL-MAKTOUM AND TITULAR UAE
FINANCE MINISTER HAMDAN BIN RASHID AL-MAKTOUM (ONE JOINT
MEETING WITH THE TWO MINISTERS).

-- TREASURY SECRETARY SNOW MEETING WITH DE FACTO FINANCE
MINISTER MOHAMMED KHALFAN KHIRBASH, WHO MANAGES A VAST
PORTFOLIO WHICH INCLUDES UAE AID TO IRAQ AND AFGHANISTAN.

-- TREASURY SECRETARY SNOW AND/OR FEDERAL RESERVE CHAIRMAN
GREENSPAN WITH UAE CENTRAL BANK GOVERNOR SULTAN NASSER AL-
SUWEIDI, WHO HAS CHAMPIONED OUR BILATERAL EFFORTS TO COMBAT
TERRORIST FINANCING IN THE REGION.

-- WE ALSO SUGGEST A MEETING BETWEEN TREASURY GENERAL
COUNSEL DAVID AUFHAUSER, UNDERSECRETARY FOR INTERNATIONAL
AFFAIRS JOHN TAYLOR, AND DEPUTY ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR
ENFORCEMENT JUAN ZARATE WITH FINANCE MINISTER KHIRBASH AND
THE CENTRAL BANK GOVERNOR TO DISCUSS CONTINUED COOPERATION
IN THE IDENTIFICATION, FREEZING AND INVESTIGATION OF CERTAIN
ACCOUNTS IN THE UAE. (NOTE: WE CAUTION, HOWEVER, THAT THE
UAE INTERLOCUTORS ARE LIKELY TO RAISE THE ISSUE OF ARBIFT
WITH TREASURY OFFICIALS AND REQUEST A CLEAR TIMELINE FOR
RESOLVING THE MATTER. ALTHOUGH TREASURY OFFICIALS ARE VERY
FAMILIAR WITH THE ARBIFT CASE, POST IS AVAILABLE TO BRIEF
USG OFFICIALS, IF REQUESTED. END NOTE.) END ACTION
REQUEST.

ALBRIGHT