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Cablegate: Spain: 62nd Unga High Level Attendance

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TAGS: PREL SP
SUBJECT: SPAIN: 62ND UNGA HIGH LEVEL ATTENDANCE

REF: STATE 101170

1. (SBU) This is an interim report of Spanish high-level
attendance at the 62nd UN General Assembly:

A. Attendance of the Head of State

-- His Majesty King Juan Carlos will not attend.

B. Attendance of the Head of Government

-- Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero, President, will attend.

-- Arrival date: September 23, 2007; departure date:
September 25, 2007. President Zapatero will not be present
for the General Debate.

-- Mrs. Zapatero has not yet decided if she will attend.

-- Interpretation into Spanish would be required in any
bilateral meeting.

C. Attendance of the Foreign Minister

-- Mr. Miguel Angel Moratinos, Minister of Foreign Affairs
and Cooperation

-- Arrival date: September 23, 2007; departure date:
September 29, 2007. Foreign Minister Moratinos will be
present for the General Debate.

-- No information available on travel of spouse.

-- No interpretation required for meetings in English.

D. Other Spain VIP's

** Mr. Bernardino Leon Gross, Secretary of State for Foreign
Affairs (Deputy Foreign Minister)

-- Arrival date: September 23, 2007; departure date:
September 29, 2007. Leon will be present for the General
Debate.

-- No information available on travel of spouse.

-- No interpretation required for meetings in English.

** Ms. Trinidad Jimenez, Secretary of State for Iberoamerica

-- Travel dates not confirmed.

-- No information available on travel of spouse.

-- Interpretation required into Spanish for meetings in
English.

** Ms. Leire Pajin Iraola, Secretary of State for
International Cooperation

-- Travel dates not confirmed.

-- No information available on travel of spouse.

-- Interpretation required into Spanish for meetings in
English.

** Mr. Javier Sancho Velazquez, Chief of Staff to the Foreign
Minister

-- Arrival date: September 23, 2007; departure date:
September 29, 2007.

-- No information available on travel of spouse.

-- Interpretation required into Spanish for meetings in
English.

** Mr. Rafael Dezcallar de Mazarredo, Director General for
Foreign Policy (U/S Burns equivalent)

-- Arrival date: September 23, 2007; departure date:
September 29, 2007.

-- No information available on travel of spouse.


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-- No interpretation required for meetings in English.

E. Attendance of Foreign Ministry official responsible for IO
affairs.

** Mr. Arturo Laclaustra Beltran, Director General for the
United Nations, Human Rights, and Multilateral Organizations

-- Arrival date: September 23, 2007; departure date:
September 29, 2007.

-- No information available on travel of spouse.

-- Interpretation required into Spanish for meetings in
English.

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