Viewing cable 05MUSCAT17
Title: USG CALL FOR DONOR SUPPORT TO TSUNAMI VICTIMS: OMAN

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05MUSCAT172005-01-04 12:34:00 2011-08-30 01:44:00 UNCLASSIFIED//FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY Embassy Muscat
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UNCLAS MUSCAT 000017 
 
SIPDIS 
 
SENSITIVE 
 
E.O. 12958: N/A 
TAGS: AEMR EAID PGOV PREL MU
SUBJECT: USG CALL FOR DONOR SUPPORT TO TSUNAMI VICTIMS: OMAN 
 
REF: A. SECSTATE 959 
     ¶B. SECTO 016 
 
(SBU) On January 3, Secretary Powell discussed tsunami 
disaster relief (ref A) with Omani Minister Responsible for 
Foreign Affairs Yusuf bin Alawi in Muscat during the 
Secretary's transit en route to Asia.  As reported ref B, the 
 
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Minister regretted the fact that Oman does not share the 
wealth in natural resources that other Gulf states enjoy, and 
is therefore not in a position to contribute significant 
amounts to worthy international causes (e.g., disaster 
relief, Iraq reconstruction, aid to the Palestinian 
Administration).  He pointed out, however, that Oman was 
providing some assistance in kind (primarily food and 
clothing) to both Sri Lanka and Indonesia.  The government is 
facilitating the delivery of private contributions to those 
two states through the good offices of the Sultanate's 
embassies in Colombo and Jakarta.  While the Embassy will 
take every opportunity to underscore the need for 
contributions to disaster relief, all indications are that 
the Sultanate will not be forthcoming with any substantial 
amount of aid. 
BALTIMORE