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06DAKAR2255
2006-09-18 16:11:00
CONFIDENTIAL
Embassy Dakar
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PUSHING BUSH-DEBY MEETING, GOUDIABY SAYS THAT CHAD

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FM AMEMBASSY DAKAR
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						C O N F I D E N T I A L DAKAR 002255 

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STATE FOR AF, EB/ESC/IEC, AF/ESP, AF/C AND AF/W
LONDON FOR POL - AFRICA WATCHER
PARIS FOR POL - D'ELIA

E.O. 12958: DECL: 09/18/2016
TAGS: PINS EPET ENRG PINR CD CH SA SG
SUBJECT: PUSHING BUSH-DEBY MEETING, GOUDIABY SAYS THAT CHAD
IS LOOKING AT SAUDIS REPLACING WESTERN OIL COMPANIES

REF: NDJAMENA 1137

Classified By: Ambassador Janice L. Jacobs for reasons 1.4 (b) and (d).



1. (C) On September 15, Pierre Goudiaby Atepa, Counselor to
Senegalese President Abdoulaye Wade and prominent architect,
came to see the Ambassador and DCM. Goudiaby, who used to
work for Mobutu Sese Seko, now has several construction
projects in Chad and says that he has become a friend and
unofficial advisor to Chadian President Idriss Deby Itno.
Goudiaby claimed that he has counseled Deby to repudiate his
deals with Western oil companies in favor of Saudi management
that would share revenues 50/50 rather than 87.5/12.5.
Goudiaby also said that he has urged Deby to recognize China
instead of Taiwan, having succeeded in persuading Wade to do
the same.



2. (C) Having provided the above background, Goudiaby said
that Deby would like very much to meet President Bush to
explain that he is trying very hard to keep Chad a secular
state and that he has a real fear of Muslim extremists
supported by Sudan (and China since China buys oil from
Sudan).



3. (C) COMMENT: Goudiaby is a wheeler-dealer and no
democrat. He brokered the deal that resulted in former
Bissau-Guinean President Kumba Yala throwing his support to
President Joao Bernardo &Nino8 Vieira. We believe that
Goudiaby is indeed advising Deby and suspect that Deby may be
listening. We leave to the Department and Ambassador Wall to
decide how to best engage Deby on regional stability and
energy issues. END COMMENT.
JACOBS