US embassy cable - 04SANAA1172

PRESIDENT SALEH ACCEPTS SEA ISLAND INVITATION

Identifier: 04SANAA1172
Wikileaks: View 04SANAA1172 at Wikileaks.org
Origin: Embassy Sanaa
Created: 2004-05-16 10:47:00
Classification: CONFIDENTIAL
Tags: PREL PGOV AL YM
Redacted: This cable was not redacted by Wikileaks.
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C O N F I D E N T I A L SANAA 001172 
 
SIPDIS 
 
NEA FOR SUTPHIN 
 
E.O. 12958: DECL: 05/16/2014 
TAGS: PREL, PGOV, AL, YM 
SUBJECT: PRESIDENT SALEH ACCEPTS SEA ISLAND INVITATION 
 
REF: E-MAILS ORIGINATING 5/13 FROM LAROCCO AND 
 
     SUTPHIN AND SUBSEQUENT 
 
Classified By: DCM Alan G. Misenheimer for Reasons 1/5 (b,d) 
 
1. (C)  Ambassador and DCM called upon Foreign Minister Qirbi 
5/16 to discuss President Saleh's acceptance of the G-8 Sea 
Island invitation (ref e-mails).  Qirbi asked about the 
formal invitation, travel arrangements to the U.S. and the 
proposed agenda.  Ambassador briefed Qirbi on the known 
details, including other regional invitations extended.  The 
FM said Saudi Prince Saud told him 5/15 that Crown Prince 
Abdullah was favorable towards attending. As for President 
Saleh's arrangements, Qirbi speculated on a possible 6/7 
departure from Sanaa using the Presidential plane (a 747), 
with arrival at Hunter Army Airfield on 6/8 after an 
overnight stay on the way.  Qirbi asked about lodging options 
and other details near Sea Island, and they discussed points 
of contact (POCs) for finalizing all arrangements.  Other 
subjects discussed septel. 
 
2. (U) Qirbi indicated the following ROYG POCs: 
 
In the U.S.: 
 
-- Yemen Embassy to the United States:  Ambassador Abdul 
Waheb al-Hajjri 
 
In Yemen: 
 
-- Ministry of Foreign Affairs:  FM Advisor Abdul Hakim 
al-Iryani 
-- President's Office:  Head of Protocol Fadhl Abdul Khaliq 
 
3. (U) Point of Contact for Embassy Sanaa is Pol/Econ Deputy 
Chief Catherine Westley, who can be contacted at the 
following phone numbers:  Embassy:  (967) (1) 303-155 
extension 2206, cell phone (967) 7321-3504.  Her e-mail 
addresses are:  classified: westleycj@state.sgov.gov; 
unclassified: westleyc@state.gov.  The number for emergencies 
 
SIPDIS 
only is (967) (1) 303-166 (Post One). 
HULL 

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