|03KUWAIT2148||2003-05-20 14:02:00||CONFIDENTIAL||Embassy Kuwait|
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C O N F I D E N T I A L KUWAIT 002148
1. (C) Embassy and GOK warmly welcomes POTUS visit to Kuwait
in June and stand ready to assist. POTUS has been invited to
stay as the guest of the Kuwaitis at the Bayan Palace. After
points made in ref (a), Embassy offers the following
information on building blocks.
-- Notional schedule follows:
Thursday, May 22
1740 - Pre-advance Team Arrives in Kuwait. Met upon arrival
in Kuwait by DCM. RSO will also greet the White House team
and will be available to take relevant members of the team on
tour of airport facilities, if desired. Please advise.
RON - Reservations made at the JW Marriott Hotel. Point of
contact at hotel is Tessa Ikdal Costa. Phone numbers are:
(965) 241-5072 Ext. 2367, Cell phone: (965) 676-5775.
Friday, May 23
0830 - Depart Hotel for Embassy
0900 - Introductory meeting with key embassy and military
staff. All relevant military contacts who will be involved in
POTUS visit to Camp Doha will also be present at this meeting
and available for consultation.
1025 - Depart Embassy for Amiri Diwan
1030 - Meet with host government officials and tour
facilities (banquet hall, lodgings, meeting rooms, press
1230 - Depart for Camp Doha
1300 - Lunch at Camp Doha
1345 - Meet with U.S. military staff in charge of planning
for POTUS June visit
1700 - Depart Camp Doha
1745 - Arrive at Hotel
Saturday, May 24
0900 - Depart Kuwait
2. (C) Request confirmation that above notional schedule
contains basic elements White House desires. We will shift
priorities as necessary.
3. (C) Point of Contact personnel are as follows:
Control Officer DCM Frank C., Urbancic, home tele: (965)
390-5947, office tele: (965) 539-4723, mobile: (965) 962-0784
OMC-K Colonel Campbell, home tele: (965) 541-1000, office
tele: (965) 539-5307/08, ext. 2274, mobile: (965) 970-3253
Camp Doha Colonel John Della Jacono, Deputy Chief of Staff,
(965) 468-2987 or 468-7404
Political Counselor, Richard Bell, home tele: (965) 538-5536,
office tele: (965) 539-5307/08, Ext. 2457/2552.
Administrative Counselor John Lavelle, home tele: (965)
538-6732, office tele: (965) 539-5307/08, ext. 2459/2516