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Cablegate: Spain Country Clearance for Deputy Secretry Robert

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DE RUEHMD #0246 0651151
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
R 051151Z MAR 08
FM AMEMBASSY MADRID
TO RUEATRS/DEPT OF TREASURY WASHDC
INFO RUEHBS/AMEMBASSY BRUSSELS 5279
RUEHLO/AMEMBASSY LONDON 1036
RUEHFR/AMEMBASSY PARIS 1478
RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC 4389

UNCLAS MADRID 000246

SIPDIS

SIPDIS

EUR/WE

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: OTRA EFIN
SUBJECT: SPAIN COUNTRY CLEARANCE FOR DEPUTY SECRETRY ROBERT
KIMMIT

REF: DEPT OF TREASURY 270900Z FEB 08

1. Embassy grants clearance and warmly welcomes Deputy
Secretary of Treasury Robert Kimmit, Robert Saliterman,

SIPDIS
Public Affairs Specialist, Eric Meyer, Acting Deputy
Assistant Secretary for Europe and Eurasia and William
Lindquist, International Economist, Office of Europe and
Eurasia to Madrid, Spain from March 5 to March 9 on an
official visit.

2. Post will assist with logistics as requested in reftel.
James Dudley, Econ Counselor is the control officer and point
of contact he can be reached at embassy number 34 91 587
2288, blackberry number 620 900 161 and email address
DudleyJL@state.gov.

3. Visitors are reminded that bearers of diplomatic and
official passports coming to Spain on official business need
to obtain a Spanish visa prior to arrival to Spain.

4. Post can provide DoS email access via OpenNet
(unclassified system) to State Department travelers who have
active OpenNet accounts. Post can also support users who wish
to access their email accounts using FOBs or OWA. Exchange
5.5 users (ask your system manager to provide Exchange server
version) who have to use remote login to access their
exchange email accounts will need to provide Post,s IM
section with the name of their DoS Domain and their Exchange
Server name and/or IP address.

5. THREAT ASSESSMENT:

In general, Spain is safe. However, Madrid, Barcelona and
other large cities in Spain -- including resort/convention
areas such as Benidorm -- attract a large number of criminals
and pickpockets and frequent incidents of crime of
opportunity against the unwary do occur. Carry only
essential items including a photocopy of your passport's
photo page. Visitors can protect themselves against crime by
being street-smart, alert and aware of their surroundings.
In the event you are victimized by crime, or experience any
security-related incident, please contact the Embassy's
Regional Security Office at 91-587-2550 or after hours at
91-587-2355. Official visitors to the Embassy in Madrid or
the Consulate General in Barcelona are encouraged to receive
a security briefing from the RSO office at their earliest
convenience. Additional information regarding safety and
security in Spain is available on the U.S. Department of
State's website (www.embusa.es).

Travelers are encouraged to review the most recent Worldwide
Caution issued by the Department of State. As the Department
of State continues to develop information on any potential
security threats to Americans overseas, it shares credible
threat information through its Consular Information Program
documents, available on the Internet at
http://travel/state.gov. In addition to information on the
Internet, U.S. travelers can hear recorded information by
calling the Department of State in Washington, D.C. at
202-647-5225 from their touch-tone telephone, or receive
information by automated telefax by dialing 202-647-3000 from
their fax machine.
AGUIRRE

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