Date : 2003-09-03 11:49:00
Origin : 03DJIBOUTI1631
Source : Embassy Djibouti
Classification : UNCLASSIFIED
UNCLAS DJIBOUTI 001631
STATE PLEASE PASS TO USTR FOR CMOORE
E.O. 12958 : N/A
TAGS : ETRD EAID ECON DJ WTO
SUBJECT : FACILITATING US-AFRICA COOPERATION AT WTO CANCUN MINISTERIAL, SEPTEMBER 8-12, 2003 - DJIBOUTI
1. Post met with host country officials planning to attend the WTO ministerial. The Djiboutian delegation includes the Honorable Saleban Omar Oudine, Minister of Trade, his Adviser Mr. Abdourahman Doualeh Farah, and Mr. Hassan Doualeh, WTO Djiboutian Representative.
2. Post used the talking points in ref A to inform the Djiboutian participants about the availability of USG trade capacity building during the WTO ministerial. Host country officials expressed great enthusiasm about this opportunity and indicated they will make themselves available on Thursday, September 11.
3. In addition, post conveyed the invitations listed on ref B to the Djiboutian delegation. In response to questions in ref B, para 3, the host country officials indicated that they did not know in which hotel they would be staying. In any case, Mr. Abdourahman Doualeh Farah, Minister’s Advisor will be the point of contact.