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Title: UAEG WILL CONSIDER MULTILATERAL OPEN SKIES REGIME

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03ABUDHABI8702003-02-22 14:00:00 2011-08-30 01:44:00 CONFIDENTIAL Embassy Abu Dhabi
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CONFIDENTIAL

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TELEGRAM                                        February 22, 2003


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From:     AMEMBASSY ABU DHABI (ABU DHABI 870 - ROUTINE)          

TAGS:     PREL, EAIR, PGOV, ECON                                 

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Subject:  UAEG WILL CONSIDER MULTILATERAL OPEN SKIES REGIME      

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C O N F I D E N T I A L        ABU DHABI 00870

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CXABU:
    ACTION: ECON 
    INFO:   DCM POL P/M AMB 
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    INFO:   FCS 

DISSEMINATION: ECON
CHARGE: PROG

APPROVED: DCM: RALBRIGHT
DRAFTED: ECON:CMCRUMPLER
CLEARED: ECONCH:TWILLIAMS

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R 221400Z FEB 03
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TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC 8488
INFO RUEHZM/GCC COLLECTIVE
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RUENHA/FAA WASHDC
RULSDMK/DEPT OF TRANSPORTATION WASHDC
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STATE FOR NEA/ARP, EB/TRA/AN 
USDOC FOR 4250/DOC/MAC/ONE/CLOUSTAUNAU 
 
E.O. 12958: DECL 02/22/08 
TAGS: PREL EAIR PGOV ECON MU QA BA TC
SUBJECT: UAEG WILL CONSIDER MULTILATERAL OPEN SKIES REGIME 
 
REF: STATE 25364 
 
¶1. (U) Classified by DCM Richard Albright for reasons 
1.5 (b) and (d). 
 
¶2. (C) Econchief delivered reftel demarche on the benefits 
of joining a multilateral open skies aviation regime on 
2/22 to UAE Ministry of Communications Assistant 
Undersecretary for Civil Aviation Mohamed Yahya 
Al-Suweidi. Al-Suweidi responded, "at first glance, it is 
not a bad idea," but said he must study further the 
information provided before taking a position.  (Comment: 
The UAEG has signed, or is in the process of signing, 
bilateral open skies agreements with nearly every country 
listed in reftel as a party to the multilateral regime, 
which may limit the perception of the benefits of 
joining.  End comment.) 
 
¶3. (C) Al-Suweidi is aware that the multilateral open 
skies regime may be a topic at the next U.S.-GCC Economic 
Dialogue, and said he will be prepared to discuss it with 
others in the GCC beforehand. 
 
Wahba