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03DJIBOUTI1631 2003-09-03 11:49:00 UNCLASSIFIED Embassy Djibouti
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FACILITATING US-AFRICA COOPERATION AT WTO

Tags:   ETRD EAID ECON DJ WTO 
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					UNCLAS DJIBOUTI 001631 

SIPDIS

STATE PLEASE PASS TO USTR FOR CMOORE

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: ETRD EAID ECON DJ WTO
SUBJECT: FACILITATING US-AFRICA COOPERATION AT WTO
CANCUN MINISTERIAL, SEPTEMBER 8-12, 2003 - DJIBOUTI

REF: (A)STATE 245022, (B)STATE 249216



1. Post met with host country officials planning to
attend the WTO ministerial. The Djiboutian delegation
includes the Honorable Saleban Omar Oudine, Minister of
Trade, his Adviser Mr. Abdourahman Doualeh Farah, and Mr.
Hassan Doualeh, WTO Djiboutian Representative.



2. Post used the talking points in ref A to inform the
Djiboutian participants about the availability of USG
trade capacity building during the WTO ministerial. Host
country officials expressed great enthusiasm about this
opportunity and indicated they will make themselves
available on Thursday, September 11.



3. In addition, post conveyed the invitations listed on
ref B to the Djiboutian delegation. In response to
questions in ref B, para 3, the host country officials
indicated that they did not know in which hotel they
would be staying. In any case, Mr. Abdourahman Doualeh
Farah, Minister's Advisor will be the point of contact.

SMITH