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Cablegate: 63rd Un General Assembly: Thailand Planned

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DE RUEHBK #2458 2280734
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
P 150734Z AUG 08
FM AMEMBASSY BANGKOK
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 4007
INFO RUCNDT/USMISSION USUN NEW YORK PRIORITY 5367

UNCLAS BANGKOK 002458

SENSITIVE
SIPDIS

DEPARTMENT FOR IO/UNP (SUN), MSC (MCDONALD), P
(REINEMEYER), EAP/RSP (TIKVART)

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PREL OTRA OVIP KSEP UNGA
SUBJECT: 63RD UN GENERAL ASSEMBLY: THAILAND PLANNED
HIGH-LEVEL ATTENDANCE

REF: SECSTATE 72078

(SBU) Further to reftel action request, please find below
feedback from the Thai MFA on plans for Thai senior officials
to attend the 63rd United Nations General Assembly in New
York:

A. The Head of State, King Bhumibol Adulyadej, and his wife,
Queen Sirikit, will not attend UNGA.

B. Head of Government, Prime Minister Mr. Samak Sundaravej
will attend UNGA.
- Arrival Date in New York: 22 September 2008, 1430
hours on flight AA105 (Hotel: Ritz Carlton Hotel)
- Departure Date from New York: 27 September 2008, 2135
hours on flight LH405
- Prime Minister Samak's wife will not travel to New
York
- Interpretation for bilateral or multilateral meetings
will not be required

C. Foreign Minister Mr. Tej Bunnag will attend UNGA.
- Arrival Date in New York: 22 September 2008, 1430
hours on flight AA105 (Hotel: Ritz Carlton Hotel)
- Departure Date from New York: 1 October 2008
(followed by pending official travel to Washington, DC)
- Foreign Minister Bunnag's wife, Mrs. Phensri Bunnag,
will travel to New York (schedule pending).
- Interpretation for bilateral or multilateral meetings
will not be required

D. No other VIPs plan to attend UNGA at this time.

E. International Organization Department
(1) Director General Ms. Vipawan Nipatakusol
- Estimated Arrival Date in New York: 20
September 2008
- Estimated Departure Date from New York: 2
October 2008
- No spouse expected to travel to New York
- Interpretation for bilateral or multilateral
meetings will not be required

(2) Deputy Director General Mr. Ittiporn Boonpracong
- Estimated Arrival Date in New York: 20
September 2008
- Estimated Departure Date from New York: 2
October 2008
- No spouse expected to travel to New York
- Interpretation for bilateral or multilateral
meetings will not be required
ENTWISTLE

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