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08TRIPOLI680 SCENESETTER FOR SECRETARY RICE’S VISIT TO 2008-08-29 2011-02-01 SECRET Embassy Tripoli
08TRIPOLI741 MINISTER OF ECONOMY POSITIVE ON BILATERAL ENGAGEMENT, CONCERNED ABOUT DOMESTIC REFORM PLANS TRIPOLI 00000741 001.2 OF 002 CLASSIFIED BY: Chris Stevens, Charge d'affaires, U.S. Embassy Tripoli. REASON: 1.4 (d) 1. (C) Summary: During a September 16 meeting, Dr. Ali al-Issawy, the Secretary of the General People's Committee for the Economy, Trade and Industry (equivalent of minister of economy and trade) told the CDA that he looked forward to the visit of Assistant Secretary of Commerce Israel Hernandez in October, and to finalizing the Trade and Investment Framework Agreement. Commenting on GOL plans to distribute oil revenues directly to the public and to privatize Libya's public sector, al-Issawy expressed concern about the impact on prices and the Libyan work ethic. Al-Issawy said he was interested in pairing U.S. and Libyan universities, and requested U.S. experts visit Libya to advise on the mortgage market. End summary. WELCOMING A/S HERNANDEZ 2. (SBU) Minister al-Issawy said he looked forward to the planned visit of Assistant Secretary of Commerce and Director General of the U.S. and Foreign Commercial Service, Israel Hernandez in October. CDA, introducing the Embassy's new FCS officer, said the visit was intended to highlight the growing commercial relationship between the two countries, and to open the Embassy's U.S. and Foreign Commercial Service office. TIFA: WAITING FOR THE END OF RAMADAN 3. (SBU) Al-Issawy said he looked forward to finalizing the Trade and Investment Framework Agreement (TIFA). He suggested that his staff work directly with Embassy staff (in coordination with USTR) to finalize the agreement. He preferred to wait until after Ramadan to meet and go over any remaining points in the text. (Note: Embassy had previously sent the latest USTR-cleared draft to the ministry's lead negotiator, Mr. Dia Hammouda and his team). PLANS IN PROGRESS ON OIL WEALTH DISTRIBUTION 4. (C) Referring to Muammar al-Qadhafi's recent national day speech, the CDA asked about plans to distribute Libya's oil revenue directly to the public. The Minister expressed concern about inflation, noting they could not simply hand out cash. It would be preferable to distribute a combination of cash, securities and shares. He said the final decision on a framework for the distribution was not yet finished. Once the plan was finished, he believed it would be presented to the General People's Congress for final approval. "LIBYA HAS A CULTURE OF RENT, NOT WORK" 5. (C) Minister al-Issawy commented that some Libyans were already dreaming about using the money they will eventually receive to live in Tunisia or Malta (two favorite nearby holiday destinations). He added some students are already wondering about the utility of studying because they think they won't need to find jobs once the wealth distribution program starts. He attributed these attitudes to what he called Libya's "culture of rent" as opposed to a "culture of work." 6. (C) On the other hand, the Minister noted a wealth distribution plan could smooth the way for greater liberalization of the economy, especially in terms of lifting price controls and doing away with subsidies. His thinking was that if people have more disposable income, they will be able to afford unsubsidized goods. When asked when the program would start, he said teams were working "day and night" to finalize the wealth distribution program and the related privatization plans. MOVING AHEAD ON PRIVATIZATION AND LOOKING FOR U.S. PARTNERS IN HIGHER EDUCATION 7. (SBU) Minister al-Issawy said plans for privatizing key sectors of the economy, including health, education, utilities, and transportation were almost finished. The CDA said he had heard concerns from Libyans that they would be negatively affected by privatizing health and education, in particular. The Minister agreed these were the sectors that worried people the most. 8. (SBU) On higher education, in particular, the Minister said they were interested in joint ventures with U.S. universities, such as MIT. The CDA told him the Ministry of Foreign Affairs had raised a similar idea. He noted there were many models in the region for such collaboration, including in Dubai, Qatar, and Morocco. The CDA said the Embassy would provide him with more information on these partnerships. .AND ALSO LOOKING TO LEARN FROM THE U.S. MORTGAGE CRISIS TRIPOLI 00000741 002.2 OF 002 9. (SBU) The Minister also asked if the Embassy could provide an expert to speak about the mortgage situation in the U.S. since Libya plans to privatize the housing sector and make loans more broadly available to potential home-owners. He mentioned Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae. The CDA said he would look into potential U.S. experts to engage with the GOL. STEVENS 2008-09-19 2011-02-01 CONFIDENTIAL Embassy Tripoli
08LAPAZ2037 BOLIVIA: REQUEST USG VISITORS POSTPONE TRAVEL 2008-09-19 2011-02-01 CONFIDENTIAL Embassy La Paz
08TRIPOLI874 LIBYAN LEADER AL-QADHAFI'S CONGRATULATORY MESSAGE TO THE 2008-11-10 2011-02-01 UNCLASSIFIED//FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY Embassy Tripoli
09SANTIAGO167 CHILE SCENESETTER FOR CHAIRMAN OF JOINT CHIEFS OF 2009-02-24 2011-02-01 CONFIDENTIAL Embassy Santiago
08TRIPOLI14 QADHAFI TELLS MUBARAK HE "MAY" SEEK TO ATTEND UNSC IN NEW YORK TRIPOLI 00000014 001.2 OF 002 CLASSIFIED BY: John T. Godfrey, A/DCM, Embassy Tripoli, Dept of State. REASON: 1.4 (b), (d) 2008-01-10 2011-01-31 CONFIDENTIAL Embassy Tripoli
09TRIPOLI201 SCENESETTER FOR THE VISIT OF GENERAL WILLIAM WARD TO LIBYA, 2009-03-05 2011-01-31 SECRET//NOFORN Embassy Tripoli
09TRIPOLI202 SCENESETTER FOR THE VISIT OF GENERAL WILLIAM WARD TO LIBYA, 2009-03-05 2011-01-31 SECRET//NOFORN Embassy Tripoli
09TRIPOLI310 MUATASSIM'S WASHINGTON DEBUT: BURNISHING HIS IMAGE AND TESTING U.S. WATERS TRIPOLI 00000310 001.2 OF 004 CLASSIFIED BY: Gene A. Cretz, Ambassador. REASON: 1.4 (b), (d) 2009-04-17 2011-01-31 SECRET//NOFORN Embassy Tripoli
09TRIPOLI401 SCENESETTER FOR THE VISIT OF GENERAL WILLIAM WARD TO LIBYA, MAY 21 REF: TRIPOLI 202 TRIPOLI 00000401 001.2 OF 003 CLASSIFIED BY: Gene A. Cretz, Ambassador, U.S. Embassy - Tripoli, U.S. Dept of State. REASON: 1.4 (b), (d) 2009-05-18 2011-01-31 SECRET//NOFORN Embassy Tripoli
09TRIPOLI692 LIBYAN PROTOCOL CHIEF ON PLANS FOR SEPTEMBER 1, NEW YORK 2009-08-26 2011-01-31 CONFIDENTIAL Embassy Tripoli
09TRIPOLI695 LIBYAN MFA REQUESTS DIPLOMATIC CLEARANCE FOR QADHAFI'S PLANE, TAKES STEPS TO DEMONSTRATE COMMITMENT TO RELATIONSHIP REF: TRIPOLI 692 TRIPOLI 00000695 001.2 OF 002 2009-08-27 2011-01-31 SECRET Embassy Tripoli
09TRIPOLI697 LIBYAN DIPLOMATIC NOTE REQUESTING DIPLOMATIC CLEARANCE FOR QADHAFI'S PLANE REF: TRIPOLI 695 2009-08-27 2011-01-31 UNCLASSIFIED//FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY Embassy Tripoli
09EFTOTRIPOLI704 LIBYAN PROTOCOL CHIEF CONFIRMS QADHAFI WILL NOT STAY IN ENGLEWOOD RESIDENCE ENTIRE TEXT SENSITIVE BUT UNCLASSIFIED/NOFORN; PLEASE PROTECT ACCORDINGLY. 2009-08-30 2011-01-31 UNCLASSIFIED//FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY Embassy Tripoli
09TRIPOLI740 EMBASSY TRIPOLI RESPONSE: 64TH UN GENERAL ASSEMBLY HIGH LEVEL ATTENDANCE AND REQUESTS FOR MEETINGS REF: STATE 68590 2009-09-14 2011-01-31 UNCLASSIFIED//FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY Embassy Tripoli
10AMMAN329 JORDAN SCENESETTER FOR JOINT CHIEFS CHAIRMAN ADM 2010-02-08 2011-01-31 SECRET//NOFORN Embassy Amman
10AMMAN459 JORDAN: SCENESETTER FOR VICE PRESIDENT BIDEN 2010-02-25 2011-01-31 SECRET//NOFORN Embassy Amman
07BRASILIA396 AMBASSADOR MEETS WITH SENIOR BRAZILIAN POLICYMAKERS PRIOR 2007-03-06 2011-01-28 UNCLASSIFIED//FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY Embassy Brasilia
10CAIRO159 Scencesetter for Deputy Secretary Lew's February 15-16 Visit 2010-02-04 2011-01-28 CONFIDENTIAL Embassy Cairo
10CAIRO238 Egypt: Prime Minister Announces Center of Excellence 2010-02-04 2011-01-28 UNCLASSIFIED//FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY Embassy Cairo
09PARTO41305 Secretary Clinton's March 31, 2009 conversation 2009-04-13 2011-01-27 SECRET US Delegation, Secretary
06THEHAGUE2277 SCENESETTER FOR ATT... 2006-10-19 2011-01-17 UNCLASSIFIED//FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY Embassy The Hague
09THEHAGUE196 SCENESETTER FOR THE SECRETARY'S MARCH 31 MEETING 2009-03-23 2011-01-17 SECRET Embassy The Hague
09THEHAGUE395 NETHERLANDS: OVERVIEW FOR THE PRESIDENT'S JULY 14 2009-07-06 2011-01-17 SECRET Embassy The Hague
09THEHAGUE399 NETHERLANDS: LEAD TOPICS FOR PRESIDENT'S JULY 14 2009-07-06 2011-01-17 SECRET Embassy The Hague
05BRASILIA2675 DEPUTY SECRETARY'S MEETING WITH PRESIDENTIAL INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS ADVISOR MARCOS AURELIO GARCIA, 6 OCTOBER 2005 2005-10-07 2011-01-14 CONFIDENTIAL Embassy Brasilia
04NASSAU1515 PRIME MINISTER CHRISTIE’S CHINA TRIP, THE LATEST IN A STRING OF VISITS 2004-08-11 2011-01-13 CONFIDENTIAL Embassy Nassau
09STATE103113 2009-10-02 2010-12-29 SECRET Secretary of State
09STATE30049 U) Secretary Clinton’s March 24, 2009 2009-03-28 2010-12-26 CONFIDENTIAL Secretary of State
05BRASILIA2628 SCENESETTER CABLE FOR VISIT OF THE DEPUTY SECRETARY 2005-09-30 2010-12-21 CONFIDENTIAL Embassy Brasilia
10BOGOTA201 DEPUTY SECRETARY STEINBERG'S JANUARY 12, 2010 MEETING WITH 2010-02-09 2010-12-18 SECRET//NOFORN Embassy Bogota
09QUITO707 SCENESETTER FOR INAUGURATION DELEGATION 2009-08-07 2010-12-17 UNCLASSIFIED//FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY Embassy Quito
08STATE100219 Secretary Rice's 09/16/2008 Meeting with 2008-09-19 2010-12-17 CONFIDENTIAL Secretary of State
09BRASILIA1411 BRAZIL: SCENESETTER FOR THE DECEMBER 13-14 VISIT OF WHA 2009-12-10 2010-12-17 CONFIDENTIAL Embassy Brasilia
09STATE129362 U) SECRETARY CLINTON'S DECEMBER 14, 2009 2009-12-18 2010-12-16 CONFIDENTIAL Secretary of State
09STATE129362 U) SECRETARY CLINTON'S DECEMBER 14, 2009 2009-12-18 2010-12-16 CONFIDENTIAL Secretary of State
06SAOPAULO675 2006-06-16 2010-12-16 UNCLASSIFIED Consulate Sao Paulo
09BERN432 SCENESETTER: YOUR OCTOBER 10 VISIT TO ZURICH 2009-10-08 2010-12-14 SECRET Embassy Bern
09SANTIAGO331 VICE PRESIDENT BIDEN'S MARCH 28 MEETING WITH PRIME 2009-04-07 2010-12-13 SECRET Embassy Santiago
04DUBLIN1719 SECRETARY SNOW,S DISCUSSIONS WITH THE ARCHITECTS 2004-11-24 2010-12-12 CONFIDENTIAL Embassy Dublin
09STATE78274 U) Secretary Clinton’s July 14 conversation 2009-07-28 2010-12-09 CONFIDENTIAL Secretary of State
09MADRID71 SPAIN: DEPARTING AMBASSADOR'S INSIGHTS ON ENGAGING 2009-01-21 2010-12-07 SECRET Embassy Madrid
08BRASILIA823 SCENESETTER FOR THE JUNE 18-22 VISIT OF SECRETARY 2008-06-16 2010-12-05 CONFIDENTIAL Embassy Brasilia
08BEIJING3067 BEIJING 2008 SUMMER OLYMPICS: USG SITUATION REPORT 2008-08-10 2010-12-04 SECRET//NOFORN Embassy Beijing
09BEIJING3122 U/S HORMATS’ MEETINGS WITH BEIJING ECONOMISTS: 2009-11-16 2010-12-04 CONFIDENTIAL Embassy Beijing
04SANAA2346 PRESIDENT SALEH TO A/S BLOOMFIELD "NO NEW MANPADS" 2004-09-02 2010-12-03 SECRET Embassy Sanaa
08RABAT185 NEA A/S WELCH,S MEETINGS WITH KING MOHAMMED VI AND 2008-02-28 2010-12-03 CONFIDENTIAL Embassy Rabat
08RABAT194 NEA A/S WELCH AND DIRECTOR GENERAL MANSOURI REVIEW 2008-03-03 2010-12-03 SECRET Embassy Rabat
09STATE34688 U) Secretary Clinton’s April 7, 2009 meeting 2009-04-09 2010-12-03 SECRET Secretary of State
07PARIS4357 PRESIDENT SARKOZY’S FIRST OFFICIAL VISIT TO THE 2007-10-26 2010-11-30 CONFIDENTIAL Embassy Paris
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