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04DJIBOUTI418 2004-03-21 14:11:00 UNCLASSIFIED Embassy Djibouti
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SAFE SKIES AND DJIBOUTI

Tags:   PREL PGOV EAIR DJ 
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					UNCLAS DJIBOUTI 000418 

SIPDIS

STATE FOR AF/E JANE GAFFNEY AND AF/E NOLE GAREY

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PREL PGOV EAIR DJ
SUBJECT: SAFE SKIES AND DJIBOUTI




1. (U) This is an action message. Action requested
paragraph 3.



2. (U) During Ambassador's courtesy call on Ministry of
Foreign Affairs Director for Bilateral Relations, Mohammed
Ali Hassan, Hassan asked about status for Djibouti of "Safe
Skies," the presidential initiative to promote sustainable
improvements in aviation safety and security in Africa. He
noted that a team had come from the U.S. to visit Djibouti
about two years ago and that Ministry of Transportation
personnel went to the U.S. to attend a conference. Since
then, he said, there has been no follow-up. Hassan asked if
U.S. assistance would continue in this area and who the
contact person from the Embassy would be. Ambassador said
she would look into the matter and get back to Hassan.



3. (U) Ambassador notes that during her consultations in
Washington, she had understood that the U.S. no longer had a
Safe Skies program with Djibouti. Embassy institutional
memory is incomplete. Please advise if Safe Skies, as a
program, is still envisioned for Djibouti, or if money is
being /has been allocated for this purpose, so that she may
appropriately respond to Hassan.

RAGSDALE