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05DJIBOUTI1253 2005-12-23 08:41:00 UNCLASSIFIED//FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY Embassy Djibouti
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DJIBOUTI EXTENDS CONGRATULATIONS TO IRAQ ON

Tags:   KDEM KPAO PREL PGOV DJ IZ 
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					UNCLAS DJIBOUTI 001253 

SIPDIS

SENSITIVE

STATE FOR AF, AF/E, AND NEA
NSC FOR MARK SWAYNE
LONDON/PARIS FOR AFRICA WATCHER

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: KDEM KPAO PREL PGOV DJ IZ
SUBJECT: DJIBOUTI EXTENDS CONGRATULATIONS TO IRAQ ON
LEGISLATIVE ELECTIONS

REF: STATE 225860



1. (SBU) In a December 18 meeting with Minister of Foreign
Affairs Mahmoud Ali Youssuf, Ambassador encouraged an
expression of support on the part of the Government of the
Republic of Djibouti for the process of legislative elections
that had just taken place with success in Iraq. The Minister
responded positively to the request and on the same day
directed that the following press communiqu (embassy's
translation) be issued:

Begin text:
-
The Republic of Djibouti congratulates Iraq on the positive
unfolding of its legislative elections which were
characterized by large participation of all components of
Iraqi society. Holding of these elections witnesses the
significant evolution of the political process in Iraq which
will lead to formation and putting into place a new Iraq
government. -
The Government of the Republic of Djibouti seizes this
occasion to reaffirm its encouragement and its support of the
brotherly Iraqi people engaged in this political process.

End text.



2. (U) The official communiqu appeared in Djibouti's print
and electronic media on December 19.
RAGSDALE