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03KUWAIT2148 2003-05-20 14:02:00 CONFIDENTIAL Embassy Kuwait
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BUILDING BLOCKS FOR POTUS JUNE VISIT TO KUWAIT

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					  C O N F I D E N T I A L KUWAIT 002148 

SIPDIS

WARSAW FOR DCM CAMERON HUNTER PLEASE PASS TO MARY HAINES
DEPARTMENT FOR NEA/EX AND NEA/FO

E.O. 12958: DECL: 08/02/2003
TAGS: OVIP KU
SUBJECT: BUILDING BLOCKS FOR POTUS JUNE VISIT TO KUWAIT

REF: A. (A) HAINES-URBANCIC TELECON OF TUESDAY


B. MAY 20

C. (B) WHITE HOUSE 172107Z

D. (C) WHITE HOUSE 171958Z

Classified By: DCM Frank C. Urbancic, reason: 1.5 (a) and (b).



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
center, etc.)

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

RON

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
JONES