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Cablegate: President and Fonmin Itineraries: September Unga

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INFO RUCNDT/USMISSION USUN NEW YORK PRIORITY 0801

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DEPARTMENT FOR WHA/CEN, WHA/PPC (BERG), IO/UNP (SUN), USUN,
NSC (MCDONALD), AND P (REINEMEYER).

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TAGS: PREL OTRA OVIP KSEP UNGA OAS CS
SUBJECT: PRESIDENT AND FONMIN ITINERARIES: SEPTEMBER UNGA
AND OAS WASHINGTON VISITS - COSTA RICA

REF: A. STATE 72078
B. SAN JOSE 610

1. (SBU) Post has been informed via the GOCR Embassy in
Washington that President Arias and his delegation will
attend the "Interamerican Forum for Peace" at the OAS on
September 23, then will join FonMin Stagno at the 63rd UNGA
that same afternoon in NY. The itineraries for Arias,
Stagno, and their delegations are below. The GOCR Washington
contact is Laura Dachner at the Costa Rican Embassy,
ldachner@costarica-embassy.org. We are told that Veronica
Garcia in the Costa Rican Embassy is coordinating with the
Secret Service and the Office of Protocol.

2. (SBU) Begin itineraries and list of delegations:


A. Attendance of the Head of State.

-- PRESIDENT OSCAR ARIAS SANCHEZ.

-- ARRIVAL TO WASHINGTON DC: Monday, September 22, departs
San Jose, Costa Rica via American Airlines 988 at 11:55am to
Miami at 4:50pm, Seat 2H; connects in Miami at 7:10pm on
American Airlines 682 and arrives at Washington Reagan DCA at
9:35pm.

-- WASHINGTON DC HOTEL: The Mayflower (night of September 22).

-- Arias will attend the OAS Interamerican Forum for Peace on
Tuesday, September 23 at the OAS; he speaks at 10:30am.

-- ARRIVAL TO NY: Tuesday, September 23, departs Washington
Reagan via USAir 2176 at 3:00pm and arrives at NY LaGuardia
at 4:19pm.

-- NEW YORK HOTEL: New York Hemsley on 42nd Street.

-- RETURN TRAVEL TO COSTA RICA: Thursday, September 25 via
Continental Airlines 1796 from Newark EWR at 5:02pm, arriving
at San Jose, Costa Rica's Juan Santamaria Airport at 8:18pm.


B. Attendance of Head of Government (same as above).


C. Attendance of Foreign Minister.

-- BRUNO STAGNO UGARTE, MINISTER OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS.

-- ARRIVAL TO NY: Monday, September 22, departs San Jose,
Costa Rica SJO on Continental 1797 at 8:00am and arrives
Newark EWR at 3:13pm.

-- RETURN TRAVEL: Wednesday, September 24, departs Newark EWR
on Continental 89 to China. Returns to Newark EWR on Sunday,
September 28, Continental 88 departing Beijing at 3:45pm and
arriving to Newark EWR at 5:30pm. He then departs Newark EWR
on Tuesday, September 30, on Continental 1796 at 5:02pm and
arrives in San Jose at 8:18pm.


3. (SBU) The President's Delegation, traveling with him to
the OAS and to NY, will consist of:

-- President Arias
-- Marco Vinicio Ruiz, Minister of Foreign Trade
-- Carla Estrada de Ruiz (Minister Ruiz' wife)
-- Gabriela Jimenez C., President's Chief of Protocol
-- Manuel Vasquez Blanco, Photographer
-- Jose Miguel Vasquez Murillo, Assistant and Editor
-- Silvia Chavez Herra, Presidential Journalist
-- Marco Vives, Aide-de-Camp (tentative)

-- FonMin Stagno will join President's delegation for New
York portion, and has different itinerary, as above.

In addition, some of Costa Rica's Embassy and UN staff will
join the Costa Rican delegation at the UN:

-- Jorge Urbina, Ambassador to the UN
-- Tomas Duenas, Ambassador to the US
-- Saul Weileder, Alternate Ambassador to the UN
-- Other GOCR UN Mission staff to be determined.
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