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Cablegate: China: High-Level Attendance at 63rd Un General

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DEPARTMENT FOR IO/UNP SUN, USUN, NSC MCDONALD,
P/REINEMEYER, EAP/CM AND EAP/RSP TIKVART

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TAGS: CH KSEP OTRA OVIP PREL UNGA
SUBJECT: CHINA: HIGH-LEVEL ATTENDANCE AT 63RD UN GENERAL
ASSEMBLY

REF: STATE 72078

1. (SBU) The PRC Ministry of Foreign Affairs confirmed that
the Chinese delegation to the UN General Assembly (UNGA) will
include Premier Wen Jiabao and Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi.
See formatted response, as requested reftel, below.

A. Attendance of the Head of State.

-- President Hu Jintao does not plan to attend the UNGA.

B. Attendance of the Head of Government.

-- Premier Wen Jiabao plans to attend the UNGA General Debate
and the High-Level Meeting on Millennium Development Goals.

-- Travel dates are not yet determined, but he plans to
arrive before September 25.

-- His spouse does not plan to attend.

-- Mandarin Chinese language interpretation will be required
in a bilateral or multilateral meeting.

C. Attendance of the Foreign Minister.

-- Yang Jiechi, Foreign Minister, plans to attend the UNGA
General Debate and the High-Level Meeting on Millennium
Development Goals.

-- Travel dates are not yet determined, but he plans to
arrive before September 25.

-- His spouse does not plan to attend.

-- Mandarin Chinese language interpretation will be required
in a bilateral or multilateral meeting.

D. Attendance of Other VIPs.

-- No other PRC VIPs plan to attend the UNGA.

E. Attendance of Foreign Ministry official responsible for IO
affairs.

-- Wu Hailong, Director General of the MFA Department of
International Organizations and Conferences, is likely to
attend the UNGA General Debate and the High-Level Meeting on
Millennium Development Goals, but the MFA cannot confirm his
attendance at this time.

-- Travel dates are not yet determined.

-- His spouse does not plan to attend.

-- Mandarin Chinese language interpretation will be required
in a bilateral or multilateral meeting.
RANDT

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