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Cablegate: Ethiopia: Secstate Human Rights Vetting Approval

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DEPARTMENT FOR AF/E DESK OFFICER MIKE GONZALES,
DRL FOR KAREN GILBRIDE
LONDON, PARIS, ROME FOR AFRICA WATCHER

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PMIL PGOV ET
SUBJECT: ETHIOPIA: SECSTATE HUMAN RIGHTS VETTING APPROVAL
FOR GOE PARTICIPATION IN ACSS SENIOR LEADERS SEMINAR, FEB
23-MAR 09, 2007

1. (SBU) Post requests the Department's assistance in
screening the following Ethiopian military candidate who has
been nominated for USG-sponsored training, pursuant to the
Leahy Act and Foreign Assistance Act. Post has no derogatory
information.

2. (SBU) This seminar focuses on a comprehensive definition
of security that reflects African realities and challenges by
accounting for both human and traditional security concerns.
It also discusses the scope and nature of current and
emerging security threats confronting Africa, including the
unique challenge that terrorism poses to the continent, and
the long-term solutions in confronting it.

3. (SBU) The name, occupation, date of birth, and place of
birth of the proposed candidate is as follows:

Name: Mr. Tadesse Worde Tesfaye
Occupation: Major General, Head of Main Training Department,
Ethiopian National Defense Forces
Date of Birth: August 8, 1958
Place of Birth: Kehele-old, Mekele-Tigray, Ethiopia

4. (U) Post appreciates the Department's assistance on this
urgent request.
YAMAMOTO

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