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Cablegate: Letter to Foreign Minister Steinmeier

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TO AMEMBASSY BERLIN IMMEDIATE 0540

UNCLAS STATE 154371

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SUBJECT: LETTER TO FOREIGN MINISTER STEINMEIER


1. Post is instructed to deliver the following letter to
Foreign Minister Steinmeier. No signed original will follow.

2. Begin Text:

Dear Mr. Minister:

Thank you for your invitation to the G8/Outreach Foreign
Ministers Meeting in Berlin. Regrettably, my schedule
does not permit me to attend this important meeting.
Under Secretary of State Reuben Jeffery, who serves as the G8
Foreign Affairs Sous-Sherpa and is the Department of State's
principal representative on energy issues, will participate in
my stead.

I am confident the meeting will successfully contribute to the
discussion of energy security and the global environment. I
look forward to hearing results of the meeting.

Sincerely,

Condoleezza Rice

END TEXT.
RICE

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