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04DJIBOUTI889 2004-06-29 13:34:00 CONFIDENTIAL Embassy Djibouti
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DJIBOUTI ACCEPTS U.S. OFFER TO PURCHASE NEC SITE

Tags:   PREL AMGT ABLD DJ 
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					C O N F I D E N T I A L DJIBOUTI 000889 

SIPDIS

STATE FOR AF, AF/EX, AND AF/E
STATE ALSO FOR OBO/REPM/AQD ROBERT DOUBEK AND THOMAS GRUBB
STATE ALSO FOR L/BA DUSTIN SHARP

E.O. 12958: DECL: 06/29/2014
TAGS: PREL AMGT ABLD DJ
SUBJECT: DJIBOUTI ACCEPTS U.S. OFFER TO PURCHASE NEC SITE

REF: A. DOUBEK/MERGY E-MAIL OF 6/25/04


B. DJIBOUTI 767

C. DJIBOUTI 741

D. STATE 86390

E. DJIBOUTI 531

F. DJIBOUTI 528

G. STATE 69365

H. DJIBOUTI 492

Classified By: AMBASSADOR MARGUERITA D. RAGSDALE.
REASONS 1.5 (B) AND (D).



1. (C) Djibouti accepted by diplomatic note dated June 29,
2004, the U.S. offer to purchase a new embassy compound (NEC)
site in the Haramous region of Djibouti for the sum of USD
1,800,000. The note, as translated from the French, is
included below. Original of the diplomatic note will be
pouched to OBO for relay to L, or other appropriate
disposition, unless Embassy should retain. Embassy's
attorney, Alain Martinet, is currently reviewing OBO's
proposed option agreement to determine (Ref A) if it is a
useful instrument for binding the U.S. purchase of this
parcel of land.



2. (C) Begin text of diplomatic note:
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Republic of Djibouti
Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation
Charged with Relations with Parliament
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No. 1145/04/MAECI
Djibouti, 29 June 2004
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The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation
Charged with Relations with Parliament presents its
compliments to the Embassy of the United States of America in
Djibouti and, in reference to its diplomatic note No. 041,
dated 11 April 2004, is honored to be in agreement with the
note. The Government of the Republic of Djibouti transmits
herein the decree dated 29 May 2004, granting to the
Government of the United States of America, a parcel of land
located in Haramous with a surface of 40,321 square meters,
to be used for the construction of the Embassy of the United
States of America in Djibouti.
-
Moreover, the Minister brings to the attention of the Embassy
that the Ministry approves the sum of the transaction of sale
which amounts to 1,800,000 dollars American (one million
eight hundred thousand dollars American) and specifies that
the said amount must be transferred to the National Public
Treasury of Djibouti.
-
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation
Charged with Relations with Parliament takes advantage of
this opportunity to renew to the Embassy of the United States
of America in Djibouti the assurance of its highest
consideration.
-
End text.
RAGSDALE