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05AMMAN3629
2005-05-09 10:47:00
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Embassy Amman
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EXBS-MIDDLE EAST REGION ADVISOR MONTHLY REPORTING CABLE

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						UNCLAS SECTION 01 OF 02 AMMAN 003629 

SIPDIS

DEPT FOR NP/ECC - T. GROEN, P. VAN SON, J. GABRYSZEWSKI
DOC FOR D. CREED
US COAST GUARD FOR USCG ACTIVITIES/MIO EUROPE M. BEE
US CUSTOMS FOR P. WALKER, W. LAWRENCE
USDOE/NNSA FOR T. PERRY

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: ETTC MNUC PARM PREL KSTC KNNP JO
SUBJECT: EXBS-MIDDLE EAST REGION ADVISOR MONTHLY REPORTING CABLE
APRIL 2005



1. SUMMARY. Regional EXBS Advisor completed coordination for the
"Export Control Legal-Regulatory Workshop I," scheduled for Oman
and began coordination for the visit of a MEGAPORTS
Initiative/Second Line of Defense Program assessment team to
Oman. END SUMMARY.



2. MIDDLE EAST REGION (OMAN, U.A.E., YEMEN)



I. BROAD ITEMS OF INTEREST. Regional EXBS Advisor will make
contact with Post EXBS representatives in U.A.E., and Yemen,
calendar initial EXBS Advisor visits, coordinate EXBS training
events and make recommendations to respective Country Team and
NP/ECC as appropriate.

II. COMPLETED ACTIONS FOR THE REPORTING PERIOD.



A. SITE ASSESSMENTS, MEETINGS AND OTHER SIGNIFICANT ACTIVITIES
DURING REPORTING PERIOD.



1. On April 4,EXBS Advisor exchanged emails with the US Coast
Guard International Port Security Liaison Officers (IPSLO)
located in Rotterdam, Netherlands who are responsible for Jordan,
Oman, Yemen, United Arab Emirates and Libya. EXBS Advisor
discussed with ISPLO, general maritime issues related to EXBS and
ISPS for their respective countries of responsibility.



2. On April 1-28, EXBS Advisor assisted American Embassy Muscat,
Department of Commerce, NP/ECC and their contractor to finalize
course preparation for the "Export Control Legal-Regulatory
Workshop I," planned for Muscat, Oman on May 15-18, 2005. Post
EXBS representative coordinated country clearance, transportation
and housing of trainers and training-facility logistics for the
course.



3. On April 18-28, EXBS Advisor assisted American Embassy Muscat,
NP/ECC and Department of Energy to coordinate future visit of
MEGAPORTS assessment team. The team will assess the ports of
Qaboos and Salalah for inclusion in the MEGAPORTS Initiative and
the DOE Second Line of Defense Program. The team plans to visit
Oman in August or September 2005.



4. On April 22-28, EXBS Advisor assisted NP/ECC, EXBS Inter-
agency Group Members and their contractors to update the annual
Inter-Agency EXBS Schedule.



B. TRAINING CONDUCTED DURING REPORTING PERIOD.



1. EXBS: None.



2. OTHER: None.



C. EQUIPMENT DELIVERED DURING REPORTING PERIOD.

None.



D. IMMINENT TRAINING OR EQUIPMENT STATUS UPDATE.



1. EXBS: "Export Control Legal-Regulatory Workshop I," scheduled
for Muscat, Oman on May 15-18, 2005.



2. OTHER: None.



E. SIGNIFICANT DEVELOPMENTS IN EXPORT CONTROLS, NONPROLIFERATION,
OR RELATED BORDER SECURITY.

To be determined following initial country visits and review of
EXBS: Control System Standards Questionnaire for each country.



F. OTHER SIGNIFICANT ISSUES/EVENTS.

Same as paragraph 2-II-E, above.



G. PRIMARY EXBS OBJECTIVES FOR COMING MONTH.



1. Schedule initial EXBS Advisor visits to U.A.E., Oman and
Yemen.



2. Coordinate with Embassy personnel on the ground to identify
persons and organizations of interest to EXBS.



H. STATUS OF LAST MONTH'S PRIMARY EXBS OBJECTIVES.



1. EXBS Advisor and Post EXBS representative - Muscat have
discussed and identified tentative dates for EXBS Advisor visit
to Oman.


2. EXBS Advisor will identify tentative dates for visit to U.A.E.
and Yemen.



3. EXBS Advisor will coordinate with Post EXBS representatives
Muscat, Abu Dhabi and Sanaa to identify persons/organizations of
interest to EXBS.

III. RED FLAG ISSUES.

None.



3. Any questions or comments can be directed to Joseph C. Irvine,
EXBS Advisor to the Middle East Region, Telephone:(962 6) 590-
6550/6558, Fax: (962 6) 592-7653, Email: IrvineJC@state.gov.
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