Viewing cable 04MUSCAT2177
Title: OMAN: SUPPORT FOR PALESTINIAN AUTHORITY

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04MUSCAT21772004-12-14 12:52:00 2011-08-30 01:44:00 CONFIDENTIAL Embassy Muscat
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C O N F I D E N T I A L MUSCAT 002177 
 
SIPDIS 
 
STATE FOR NEA, NEA/IPA, NEA/ARPI, NEA/RA 
 
E.O. 12958: DECL: 12/14/2014 
TAGS: KWBG EAID PREL XF MU
SUBJECT: OMAN: SUPPORT FOR PALESTINIAN AUTHORITY 
 
REF: A. STATE 264697 
     ¶B. STATE 236229 
 
Classified By: Ambassador Richard L. Baltimore III. 
Reason: 1.4 (b, d). 
 
¶1. (C) On December 12, visiting NEA DAS Dibble, accompanied 
by the Ambassador and Pol/E Chief (notetaker), paid a  call 
on Minister Responsible for Foreign Affairs Yusuf bin Alawi 
(YBA) to discuss a number of bilateral and regional issues. 
Delivering the substance of the Secretary's oral messages on 
supporting the Palestinian Authority (PA) and Middle East 
peace (reftels), DAS Dibble highlighted the USG's recent USD 
20 million financial assistance package to the PA announced 
in Oslo, underscoring the need to exploit current 
opportunities to promote peace.  Providing aid directly to 
the PA, he noted, was a break from past USG practice. 
 
¶2. (C) YBA responded that the Sultanate continues to offer 
financial support to Palestine only through charitable 
organizations, saying it does not yet trust donating directly 
to the PA.  He offered no details on current funding levels. 
The Minister revealed, however, that interim Palestinian 
leader Mahmoud Abbas will visit Oman as part of a swing 
through the region on December 18. 
BALTIMORE