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06KUWAIT4109
2006-10-15 13:41:00
CONFIDENTIAL//NOFORN
Embassy Kuwait
Cable title:  

UPDATE ON ARTICLE 98 AND KATRINA AID

Tags:   PREL  PARM  EAID  KLEG  KU  KATRINA  AID 
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P 151341Z OCT 06
FM AMEMBASSY KUWAIT
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 7179
INFO RUEHZM/GULF COOPERATION COUNCIL COLLECTIVE PRIORITY
						
					
C O N F I D E N T I A L KUWAIT 004109

SIPDIS

NOFORN
SIPDIS

STATE FOR NEA/ARP

E.O. 12958: DECL: 10/15/2016
TAGS: PREL PARM EAID KLEG KU KATRINA AID
SUBJECT: UPDATE ON ARTICLE 98 AND KATRINA AID

REF: A. KUWAIT 2562

B. 05 KUWAIT 5406

C. 05 KUWAIT 4846

Classified By: Charge d'Affaires Matt Tueller for reasons 1.4 (b) and (
d)

(C/NF) During an October 15 meeting with PolChief, Mohammed
Jassem Al-Sager, the Chairman of the Foreign Affairs
Committee in Parliament, confirmed that his committee had
approved the Article 98 agreement and referred it to the full
Assembly for ratification (ref B). He said action now
depended on the Government, which should ask the Speaker to
expedite voting on the agreement. Al-Sager said the Katrina
aid package had also been on the agenda since its approval by
the Budget and Closing Accounts Committee in November 2005
(ref C). He seemed surprised that Parliament had not yet
voted on the Katrina aid and promised to raise the issue with
the Foreign Minister.

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