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Cablegate: Hmg Undecided On Who Will Attend Wirec 2008

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P 081527Z JAN 08
FM AMEMBASSY LONDON
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 6921
INFO RUEHRL/AMEMBASSY BERLIN 2606
RUEHBS/AMEMBASSY BRUSSELS 2607
RUEHFR/AMEMBASSY PARIS 3101

UNCLAS LONDON 000066

SIPDIS

SIPDIS

OES FOR WIREC ACTION GROUP LEADER STAN SPECHT
OES SPECIAL ASSISTANT CAMILLE HILL

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: ENRG TRGY UK
SUBJECT: HMG UNDECIDED ON WHO WILL ATTEND WIREC 2008

REF: STATE 521

1. On January 7, OES A/S Claudia McMurray met with
Department of Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs Minister
Joan Ruddock to discuss HMG's delegation to WIREC 2008.
Ruddock recommended sending REFTEL invitation to DEFRA
Secretary of State Hilary Benn. The invitation was delivered

SIPDIS
to Secretary Benn on January 8.

2. In a separate conversation on January 8, a working level
HMG official told ESTH officer HMG will soon have an
interagency meeting to discuss the composition of the UK
delegation to WIREC; however, at present, the delegation and
leadership have not yet been determined. Once known, Post
will forward that information.

3. WIREC POC

Seth Patch, ESTH Officer
PatchSL2@state.gov

Visit London's Classified Website:
http://www.state.sgov.gov/p/eur/london/index. cfm
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