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Viewing cable 09CAIRO204, EGYPTIAN BORDER SECURITY REQUEST: NEXT STEPS

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Reference ID Created Released Classification Origin
09CAIRO204 2009-02-04 15:03 2011-02-16 21:09 SECRET//NOFORN Embassy Cairo
VZCZCXRO2888
OO RUEHROV
DE RUEHEG #0204 0351507
ZNY SSSSS ZZH
O 041507Z FEB 09
FM AMEMBASSY CAIRO
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC IMMEDIATE 1548
INFO RUEHXK/ARAB ISRAELI COLLECTIVE PRIORITY
RHEHNSC/NSC WASHDC PRIORITY
RHMFISS/HQ USCENTCOM MACDILL AFB FL PRIORITY
RHMFISS/JOINT STAFF WASHINGTON DC PRIORITY
RUEKJCS/SECDEF WASHINGTON DC PRIORITY
S E C R E T CAIRO 000204 
 
NOFORN 
SIPDIS 
 
E.O. 12958: DECL: 02/04/2019 
TAGS: PREL PARM MASS KPAL IS EG
SUBJECT: EGYPTIAN BORDER SECURITY REQUEST: NEXT STEPS 
 
REF: CAIRO 160 
 
Classified By: Ambassador Margaret Scobey per 1.4 (b) and (d).
1. (U) This is an action request. Please see paragraph

3. 
2. (S/NF) Post appreciates the Department's efforts to quickly respond to Egypt's request for four Z portal multiview cargo and vehicle screening systems to improve their capacity to combat arms smuggling into Gaza (reftel). We are continuing to follow up with our GOE interlocutors to determine which Egyptian agency will operate the equipment, although EGIS will be the initial interlocutor.

3. (S/NF) Action Request: Post recommends identifying an expert willing to travel to Cairo for technical discussions with the GOE. The expert would provide information on the various systems available (mobile or stationary units) and offer concrete proposals for U.S. assistance.

4. (S/NF) Action request continued: We anticipate that Acting U/S Mull will be visiting Cairo on February 8 to brief the Egyptians on the Copenhagen workshop on Gaza interdiction. Post requests a status update on potential U.S. support for screening systems in time for U/S Mull's visit. SCOBEY