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Cablegate: Sierra Leone Delegation for 63rd Un General

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ZNR UUUUU ZZH
R 011140Z AUG 08
FM AMEMBASSY FREETOWN
TO RUCNDT/USMISSION USUN NEW YORK 0281
RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC 2085
INFO RUEHZK/ECOWAS COLLECTIVE

UNCLAS FREETOWN 000380

SIPDIS

DEPARTMENT FOR AF/W (HUNTER), AF/RSA (HALDEMAN, BARLERIN),
IO/UNP (SUN), NSC (MCDONALD), P (REINEMEYER)

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PREL OTRA OVIP KSEP UNGA
SUBJECT: SIERRA LEONE DELEGATION FOR 63RD UN GENERAL
ASSEMBLY

REF: A. STATE 72078
B. FREETOWN 353

1. (U) In accordance with reftel A, please see the following
information regarding the Government of Sierra Leone (GoSL)
delegation to the 63rd UN General Assembly. This information,
an update to details provided in previous meetings, was
relayed in a July 31 meeting between the Ambassador and the
Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation
(FoMin). Also in attendance at the meeting were the DCM,
Poloff, Deskoff, as well as members of the FoMin's key staff.

A. Head of State
- President Ernest Bai Koroma
- Arrives in the United States 09/19, departs 09/29
- Will spend 09/16-09/26 in New York, 09/26-09/29 in
Washington
- Expected to be present for General Debate
- Spouse will not be traveling
- Interpretation is not required

B. Head of Government
- N/A

C. Foreign Minister
- Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation
Zainab Bangura
- Arrives 09/13, departs 09/29
- Will spend 09/13-09/26 in New York, 09/26-09/29 in
Washington
- Spouse will not be traveling
- Interpretation is not required

D. Other VIPs
- Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and International
Cooperation Vandi Minah
- Arrives 09/19, departs 09/29
- Will spend 09/19-09/26 in New York, 09/26-09/29 in
Washington
- Spouse will not be traveling
- Interpretation is not required

- Director-General of Foreign Affairs and International
Cooperation Ambassador Umaru Wurie
- Arrives 09/19, departs 09/29
- Will spend 09/19-09/26 in New York, 09/26-09/29 in
Washington
- Spouse will not be traveling
- Interpretation is not required

- Minister of Finance David Carew
- Travel dates TBC
- Spouse will not be traveling
- Interpretation is not required

- Minister of Trade and Industry Alimamy Koroma
- Travel Dates TBC
- Spouse will not be traveling
- Interpretation is not required

- Minister of Presidential Affairs Alhaji Alpha Kanu
- Travel Dates TBC
- Spouse will not be traveling
- Interpretation is not required

E. Foreign Ministry Official responsible for IO Affairs
- N/A

2. (U) The FoMin promised to provide more complete
information in 1-2 weeks time, which will be sent to
Department septel as soon as it is available. Per reftel B,
post appreciates Department's assistance in scheduling
meetings between GoSL and USG officials during the
delegation's stay in New York and Washington.
PERRY

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