|03KUWAIT1363||2003-04-12 12:13:00||UNCLASSIFIED||Embassy Kuwait|
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UNCLAS KUWAIT 001363
DEPT PASS USTR FOR JBUNTIN
GENEVA FOR USTR
E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: ETRD ECON KU WTO
SUBJECT: KUWAIT: WTO SERVICES NEGOTIATIONS NOTICE DELIVERED
REF: STATE 84188
On April 12, 2003, Ambassador delivered reftel points to
Salah Khourshid, Kuwait's Minister of Commerce and Industry,
and Bader Abdul-Raheem, Acting Under Secretary for
International Trade in the Ministry of Commerce and Industry
(MOCI), notifying the GOK that the U.S. has submitted its
initial WTO service offer in Geneva. A copy of the press
release from U.S. Trade Representative Robert Zoellick and
the USTR fact sheet was also sent to the office of Shaykh Dr.
Mohammed Al-Sabah, Kuwait's Minister of State and acting
Minister of Finance, who is presently traveling outside the
country. Minister Khourshid asked Abdul-Raheem to inform
Kuwait's WTO official in Geneva that that the USG would be
interested in finding a mutually agreeable time for bilateral
discussions on the U.S. offer during the next session of WTO
services negotiations, May 12-23, in Geneva.