Takieddine’s ‘confidential’ note to Guéant

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30.07.2011

On September 6th 2005, arms dealer Ziad Takieddine sent a "confidential" note to Claude Guéant headed "Visit of the Minister, October 6th 2005" in which he detailed the agenda for Sarkozy’s planned visit to Libya. Apart from political matters to be discussed with the Libyans, on the subjects of terrorism, immigration and the situation in North Africa, progressing with the contracts - systems for border protection, identity cards and passports - was a high priority. Takieddine urged that Nicolas Sarkozy’s visit should be preceded by a preparatory visit by his chief-of-staff Guéant, one which was "of extreme importance".

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