Cablegate: 63rd Un General Assembly: High-Level Attendance And
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TAGS: PREL OTRA OVIP UNGA KSEP
SUBJECT: 63RD UN GENERAL ASSEMBLY: HIGH-LEVEL ATTENDANCE AND
REQUESTS FOR MEETINGS: INTERIM DRC RESPONSE
REF: STATE 72078
1. (SBU) Following is interim response regarding GDRC attendance at
63rd UN General Assembly. Post will continue to engage MFA in
effort to obtain attendance information and report same as soon as
A. Attendance of the Head of State.
-- Joseph Kabila, President of the Democratic Republic
-- Arrival and departure dates not known at
-- Attendance of Kabila's spouse not known at
-- Interpretation for President not required
NOTE: We consider highly likely that President Kabila will attend
UNGA. END NOTE.
B. Attendance of the Head of Government.
-- Attendance of Prime Minister Antoine Gizenga
not known at this time but is considered unlikely.
C. Attendance of the Foreign Minister.
-- Attendance of Foreign Minister Antipas Mbusa
not known at this time but considered highly
D. Attendance of other VIP's.
-- Attendance, identities of other VIP's not known at
E. Attendance of Foreign Ministry official responsible for
-- Oscar Matondo, Ambassador-Director of International
-- Arrival and departure dates not known at this time
-- Attendance of Matondo's spouse not known at this
-- Interpretation for Ambassador required (French)