US embassy cable - 04ABUDHABI921

ORAL MESSAGE FROM THE SECRETARY TO ARAB LEAGUE MEMBERS AND UAEG REACTION TO THE SUMMIT POSTPONEMENT

Identifier: 04ABUDHABI921
Wikileaks: View 04ABUDHABI921 at Wikileaks.org
Origin: Embassy Abu Dhabi
Created: 2004-03-30 11:50:00
Classification: UNCLASSIFIED
Tags: PREL KPAL IZ AL TC
Redacted: This cable was not redacted by Wikileaks.
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SIPDIS
TELEGRAM                                           March 30, 2004


To:       No Action Addressee                                    

Action:   Unknown                                                

From:     AMEMBASSY ABU DHABI (ABU DHABI 921 - ROUTINE)          

TAGS:     PREL, KPAL                                             

Captions: None                                                   

Subject:  ORAL MESSAGE FROM THE SECRETARY TO ARAB LEAGUE MEMBERS 
          AND UAEG REACTION TO THE SUMMIT POSTPONEMENT           

Ref:      None                                                   
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UNCLAS        ABU DHABI 00921

SIPDIS
CXABU:
    ACTION: POL 
    INFO:   ECON RSO AMB DCM P/M 

DISSEMINATION: POL
CHARGE: PROG

APPROVED: AMB:MMWAHBA
DRAFTED: POL:JFMAYBURY
CLEARED: DCM:RAALBRIGHT

VZCZCADI292
RR RUEHC RUEHEE
DE RUEHAD #0921 0901150
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
R 301150Z MAR 04
FM AMEMBASSY ABU DHABI
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC 3758
INFO RUEHEE/ARAB LEAGUE COLLECTIVE
UNCLAS ABU DHABI 000921 
 
SIPDIS 
 
STATE FOR NEA/ARP 
 
E.O. 12958: N/A 
TAGS: PREL, KPAL, IZ, AL, TC 
SUBJECT: ORAL MESSAGE FROM THE SECRETARY TO ARAB 
LEAGUE MEMBERS AND UAEG REACTION TO THE SUMMIT 
POSTPONEMENT 
 
Ref: State 67135 
 
1. Post delivered reftel points from the Secretary to 
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of State for 
Foreign Affairs Shaykh Hamdan bin Zayed on March 27, 
the day before Arab League Summit host Tunisia 
announced that it was canceling the meeting. 
 
2. A public statement issued by UAE Foreign Minister 
Rashid Abdullah on March 29 endorsed President 
Mubarak's initiative to hold the Arab League Summit in 
Cairo instead of in Tunis.  Abdullah said holding the 
summit in Cairo at the Arab League headquarters was 
normal because Arab leaders had agreed that the summit 
must be regularly held in Cairo unless the country 
currently chairing the league chooses to host the 
summit.  Abdullah said the summit's suspension was not 
because of the issue of reform in the Arab world, nor 
issues on the agenda.  He said Tunisia suspended the 
summit citing differences on a number of issues 
presented for discussion by Tunisia, which saw those 
issues as important toward achieving development, 
modernization, and reform in Arab countries. 
WAHBA 

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