DOS Memo re: Talking Points on Australian National Detained at Guantanamo

DOS Memo re: Talking Points on Australian National Detained at Guantanamo. The memo states that "Australian legal
experts will visit the White House to discuss the issue of Australian nationals detained at Guantanamo Bay." and "The Legal Adviser William Taft IV and the Ambassador at Large for War Crimes Issues Pierre Prosper will meet with the delegation."

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Non-legal Memo
Doc_date: 
Monday, July 21, 2003
Doc_rel_date: 
Wednesday, December 29, 2004
Doc_text: 

UNCLASSIFIED

RELEASED IN FULL
EAP/ANP Press Guidance
July 21, 2003

Australia/U.S. - Meeting on Legal Issues

The White House announced last week the visit of Australian legal
experts to discuss the issue of Australian nationals detained at
Guantanamo Bay. Can you provide details on this visit? Has
Secretary Powell discussed this issue with Foreign Minister
Downer?

Q:A

An Australian delegation, led by the Minister of Justice, Senator

Chris Idlison, will meet July 22 with officials at both the

Departments of State and Defense The Legal Adviser William Taft

IV and the Ambassador at Large for War Crimes Issues Pierre
Prosper will meet with the delegation.

A:A

The meetings will discuss a number of legal issues of mutual
concern, including the status of Australian nationals detained at
Guantanamo Bay. These talks are a continuation of a long-running
dialogue between the United States and Australia on the subject
of detainees, which has included discussions between Secretary
Powell and Foreign Minister Downer.

(If asked) The Secretary last spoke with Foreign Minister Downer
on this subject July 16.

UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF STATE
REVIEW AUTHORITY: WILLIAM J GEHRON DOS-001322

UNCLASSIFIED
DATE/CASE ID: 29 NOV 2004 200303827
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EAP/ANP:Brent Blaschke, 6-4675
Cleared:A

Drafted:A

S/WCI:RMiller
L/EAP:MComfort

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DOS-001323

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