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04LILONGWE662
2004-07-16 10:50:00
UNCLASSIFIED
Embassy Lilongwe
Cable title:  

GOM INTERESTED IN OPEN SKIES AGREEMENT

Tags:   EAIR  PREL  PBTS  PTER  PINS  MI 
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						UNCLAS LILONGWE 000662 

SIPDIS

DEPT FOR EB/TRA/AN (BGRIMM)
DEPT FOR EB/TRA/OTP (ARADETSKY)

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: EAIR PREL PBTS PTER PINS MI
SUBJECT: GOM INTERESTED IN OPEN SKIES AGREEMENT

REF: 7/13/04 TELCON GRIMM/LORD



1. (SBU) Minister of Transport and Public Works Henry Mussa
expressed interest in learning more about the USG's Open
Skies Agreement during a July 16 introductory call with the
Charge. Mussa was interested to learn of the code-sharing
benefits the agreement offers and to hear that several of
Malawi's SADC neighbors had signed such agreements.



2. (SBU) Noting the increased need for security in
international airports, Mussa also expressed a keen desire to
bolster the GOM's international airport security protocols
through technical support and equipment upgrade. Mussa also
stated the Ministry's need for technical support in other
areas, especially rail lines and roadways.

COMMENT


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3. (SBU) Post plans to act swiftly on providing information
about the Open Skies Agreement while it has the attention of
the newly-appointed and very engaged Minister.
RASPOLIC