US embassy cable - 01ABUJA1628

NIGERIA: PRESIDENTIAL ADVISOR FOR ENERGY REQUESTS MEETING WITH USG COP-6 BIS DELEGATION

Identifier: 01ABUJA1628
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Origin: Embassy Abuja
Created: 2001-07-11 05:48:00
Classification: UNCLASSIFIED
Tags: SENV ENRG ECON NI
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UNCLAS ABUJA 001628 
 
SIPDIS 
 
 
DEPT FOR OES/EGC 
 
 
E.O. 12958: N/A 
TAGS: SENV, ENRG, ECON, NI 
SUBJECT: NIGERIA: PRESIDENTIAL ADVISOR FOR ENERGY REQUESTS 
MEETING WITH USG COP-6 BIS DELEGATION 
 
 
REF: (A) STATE 102061 (B) ABUJA 1530 (C) ABUJA 1733 
 
 
1. This is an action cable. Please see para 5. 
 
 
2. On June 22, Ambassador, DOE Energy Advisor, and 
Econoff (notetaker) met with Special Advisor to the 
President for Petroleum Affairs and Energy, Dr. Rilwanu 
Lukman (Reftel B).  Dr. Lukman commented that during 
President Obasanjo's state visit to Washington in May, 
Obasanjo promised President Bush that the GON would re- 
evaluate the Kyoto Protocol issue. 
 
 
3. (U) Dr. Lukman said that he will be a member of the 
Nigerian delegation to the upcoming COP-6, and he would 
like to meet with the U.S. delegation.  This meeting 
request is a follow-up to President Obasanjo's promise 
to President Bush. 
 
 
4. (U) Comment.  Dr. Lukman specifically mentioned an 
upcoming COP-6 meeting at the "Hague."  We assume that he was 
actually referring to the upcoming COP-6 bis meeting to be 
held in Bonn, July 16 - 27.  Within COP negotiations, the GON 
has supported the Kyoto Protocol's emission reduction targets 
and has pushed for assistance to developing countries, such 
as technology transfers on a concessionary basis.  (Reftel C 
offers more detail on GON position.)  It is somewhat 
surprising that President Obasanjo and Dr. Lukman have 
expressed a willingess to reconsider Nigeria's position; 
such reconsideration will not be well received by other GON 
agencies, such as the Ministry of Environment.  End Comment. 
 
 
5. (U) Action Request: Reftel A states that the USG intends 
to send a delegation to COP-6 bis.  Please advise if the 
delegation would like to meet with Dr. Lukman. If so please 
pass the contact details of the U.S. delegation to Post so 
that we can inform Dr. Lukman's office. 
Jeter 

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