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05DJIBOUTI670 2005-07-13 11:56:00 UNCLASSIFIED Embassy Djibouti
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DJIBOUTI NEC: FINAL ACTION ITEMS PRIOR TO

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					UNCLAS DJIBOUTI 000670 

SIPDIS

DEPT FOR OBO AND AF/EX

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: ABLD AMGT PREL ASEC DJ
SUBJECT: DJIBOUTI NEC: FINAL ACTION ITEMS PRIOR TO
SETTLEMENT

REF: STATE 00119772



1. Transmitted herewith is a translation of the
French text of Diplomatic Note 584/05/fax of July 12,
2005 from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and
International Cooperation on the Djibouti NEC.(also
reported septel)

Begin translation:

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International
Cooperation presents its compliments to the Embassy of
the United States of America in Djibouti and referring
to its Diplomatic Note No. 074 dated 29 June 2005, has
the honor to notify the Embassy of the following
points:

Zoning:

The Government of the Republic of Djibouti approves
and confirms that the Government of the United States
of America possesses a legal authorization to
construct its new embassy compound including a
warehouse and utility building on the site located in
Haramous currently zoned residential.

Haramous Development Plan:

The Government of the Republic of Djibouti assures
that the final development plan for the Haramous area
will not substantially differ from the plan presented
to the Government of the United States of America when
the Conditional Purchase Agreement was signed.

Maximum Building Areas Under Roof:

The Government of the Republic of Djibouti approves
the request for 12,000 gross square meters under roof
as needed by the Embassy of the United States.

Maximum Height of Perimeter Wall:

The Government of the Republic of Djibouti authorizes
the construction of a solid wall and a steel picket
fence and of a building height along the perimeter of
6.5 meters above finished grade.

Vehicular access:

The Government of the Republic of Djibouti renews its
proposal for the access routes as contained in the map
sent on the 13 June 2005 by letter of the Minister of
Finance and Economy number 490/MEFPP. The Government
of the Republic of Djibouti advises the embassy that
said proposal constitutes the sole and last
alternative. If this proposal is not acceptable to
the Embassy, the Government of Djibouti is prepared to
grant (i.e. make available) a new parcel of land in
the Haramous area.

Water Well:

The Government of the Republic of Djibouti advises the
embassy that the provisioning of water will be assured
by the local water authority, ONED, and regrets that
it cannot authorize the Embassy to access the aquifer
located at 200 feet below grade.

Cultural:

The Government of the Republic of Djibouti confirms
that the site is not culturally significant.


The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and of International
Cooperation avails itself of this opportunity to renew
to the embassy of the United States of America the
assurances of its highest consideration.

End translation.

RAGSDALE