|03DJIBOUTI1675||2003-09-14 05:16:00||UNCLASSIFIED||Embassy Djibouti|
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1. (U) Post held a simple commemorative ceremony in the
residence garden on the morning of September 11. The event
was widely attended by the diplomatic corps and the resident
military leadership. The Charge d'Affaires delivered
portions of President Bush's Patriot Day message. The
Djiboutian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Abdi Farah, delivered
a speach offering condolences to the U.S. people and
reflecting favorably on the U.S. response to 9/11 and the
increased U.S.-Djiboutian cooperation. The resident catholic
bishop and one of Post's local guards respected for his
Koranic knowledge offered prayers to close the ceremony.
Media did not cover the commemorative event but the state
bi-weekly did run two positive pieces on the anniversary of