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Cablegate: Iceland Positive On Wirec, Delegation Still Undetermined

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P 251421Z JAN 08
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SUBJECT: ICELAND POSITIVE ON WIREC, DELEGATION STILL UNDETERMINED

REFS A) 07 REYKJAVIK 308 B) STATE 563

1. Ambassador delivered WIREC invitation to Foreign Minister
Ingibjorg Solrun Gisladottir and MFA Environmental Counselor Bjarni
Sigtryggsson on January 24. Gisladottir agreed it would be good for
Iceland, which utilizes geothermal and hydropower for virtually all
its electricity and home heating, to send a strong delegation and
she will consider attending provided her schedule allows.

2. Sigtryggsson followed up with EconOff later in the day to report
that the Ministry of Industry had expressed interest in attending
the conference and suggested that post follow up directly with that
Ministry as well.

3. WIREC Point of Contact is Economic and Commercial Officer Fiona
Evans. Her email is Evansfs@state.gov and her direct telephone is
+354-562-9100, ext. 2295.


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