Viewing cable 02AMMAN4986
Title: MEPI ROLLOUT PLAN

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02AMMAN49862002-09-04 05:27:00 2011-08-30 01:44:00 UNCLASSIFIED Embassy Amman
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UNCLAS AMMAN 004986 
 
SIPDIS 
 
NEA/RA-SFRANCESKI, NEA/PPD-CBOURGEOIS 
 
E.O. 12958: N/A 
TAGS: OIIP EFIN ECON PREL XF KPAO JO
SUBJECT: MEPI ROLLOUT PLAN 
 
REFTEL: SECSTATE 162118 
 
¶1.  POST PLANS TO HIGHLIGHT SECRETARY POWELL'S 
ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE MEPI INITIATIVE WITH A SERIES OF 
RELATED ACTIVITIES TARGETED FOR JORDAN'S BUSINESS, 
INTELLECTUAL AND NGO ACTIVISTS AS WELL AS LOCAL MEDIA. 
 
¶2.  IF POSSIBLE, WE WOULD BE READY TO CONDUCT A "PRE- 
BRIEF" FOR A SELECTED GROUP OF SENIOR EDITORS 
IMMEDIATELY PRIOR TO THE SPEECH, TO FAMILIARIZE THEM 
WITH THE KEY CONCEPTS OF THE MEPI INITIATIVE. THIS 
WOULD HELP TO ENSURE THAT THE CRITICAL INITIAL 
REPORTING IS INFORMED AND BALANCED. 
 
¶3.  PA WILL MAKE SPEECH TEXTS AND RELATED MATERIALS 
AVAILABLE VIA THE EMBASSY WEBSITE AND VIA DIRECT 
DISTRIBUTION TO CONTACTS. 
 
¶4.  PA WILL REQUEST A DVC WITH A SENIOR US OFFICIAL TO 
DISCUSS THE PRACTICAL POSSIBILITIES OF MEPI WITH 
JORDANIAN NGOS, THINK TANKS, ACADEMICS, MEMBERS OF THE 
BUSINESS COMMUNITY AND SELECTED JOURNALISTS. 
 
¶5.  SELECTED EMBASSY OFFICIALS WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR 
"BACKGROUND BRIEFINGS" ON THE MEPI INITIATIVE. 
 
¶6.  PA WILL COORDINATE WITH AID AND OTHER APPROPRIATE 
ORGANIZATIONS TO PREPARE FACT SHEETS ON CURRENT US 
ASSISTANCE TO JORDAN AND HOW IT SUPPORTS MEPI'S 
OBJECTIVES, AND TO HIGHLIGHT EXISTING "SUCCESS STORIES" 
RESULTING FROM ONGOING PARTNERSHIPS ON BUSINESS, MICRO- 
FINANCE, E-GOVERNMENT AND INTERNET INITIATIVES PLUS 
EDUCATIONAL EXCHANGES SUCH AS FULBRIGHT, AND RELATED 
PROJECTS. 
 
¶7.  WE WILL SUGGEST ONE OR MORE PUBLIC EVENTS, 
INCLUDING LOCAL PRESS, DURING DAS CHENEY'S UPCOMING 
VISIT TO AMMAN, IN WHICH MEPI CAN BE PUBLICIZED. 
 
BERRY