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Cablegate: Spanish Government Delegation Confirmed for Wirec

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SIPDIS

SIPDIS

OES/PCI FOR STAN SPECHT AND SPECIAL ASSISTANT CAMILLE HILL,
EUR/WE FOR ELAINE SAMSON, USEU FOR SMITHAM,

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SUBJECT: SPANISH GOVERNMENT DELEGATION CONFIRMED FOR WIREC
2008

REF: A. STATE 138428
B. MADRID 01997

The Spanish government delegation attending WIREC 2008 will
be led by Ignasi Nieto, Secretary General for Energy in the
Ministry of Industry, Tourism and Trade. Despite national
elections scheduled on March 9, 2008 per reftel, ten GOS
delegates from Spain will be attending. During a meeting
with Under Secretary of State Dobriansky on February 11,
Secretary General Nieto said the GOS recognized the

SIPDIS
importance of WIREC 2008 and confirmed that the GOS would
attend. The list of registered GOS participants consists of:

1.Ignasi Nieto Magaldi, Secretary General for Energy and head
of delegation
2.Antonio Moreno-Torres Galvez, Nieto's International Affairs
Advisor
3.Jaume Margarit, Director of Renewable Energy, Institute for
Energy Diversification and Development (IDAE)
4.Gonzalez Adelaida, Communications Manager, IDAE
5.Begona Fabrellas Rodriguez, Head of Mitigation Strategies,
Environment Ministry
6.Carlos Alberto Fernandez Lopez, Head of Biofuels, IDAE
7.Juan Francisco Martinez Garcia, Economic-Commercial
Counselor, Ministry of Industry, Tourism and Trade
8.Jose Gil, International Cooperation Manager, IDAE
9.Hugo Lucas, European Projects and International
Cooperation, IDAE
10.Marisa Olano, International Manager, IDAE

In addition to the ten Spain-based delegates, Spanish
Ambassador to the U.S. Carlos Westendorp and several Spanish
Embassy officials from Washington have also asked to attend.
AGUIRRE

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