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Cablegate: Country Clearance Granted for Participants In

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UNCLAS MADRID 001617

SIPDIS

DEPARTMENT FOR CA
FSINFACTC FOR STEVE MALONEY

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: AMGT AFSI AFIN OTRA CMGT CVIS
SUBJECT: COUNTRY CLEARANCE GRANTED FOR PARTICIPANTS IN
NEA/SA/AF SENIOR CONSULAR LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT
CONFERENCE (PC-108) MAY 10-13, 2004.


1.Embassy Madrid welcomes Assistant Secretary for
Consular Affairs Amb. Maura Harty, Deputy Assistant
Secretary for Overseas Citizen Services Dianne Andruch,

SIPDIS
CA Executive Director Matt Klimov and Andrew Simkin to
Madrid, Spain for the dates of May 10 - 14, 2004. It is
post's understanding that all participants hold top-
secret security clearances.

SIPDIS

2. Alcy Frelick will be their control officer, she can
be reached by email at arfrelick@state.gov, office
telephone (34) 91 587-2236, or cell phone 696-413-351.
Control officer for the conference is Chris Randall,
who can be reached by email at randallcj@state.gov,
office telephone (34) 91-587-2250, or cell phone 669-
004-310. Alcy Frelick will meet and greet Amb. Harty
and party, Chris Randall will meet Matt Klimov. Embassy
will provide transportation to and from the airport.
Hotel Reservations have been made at the Gran Hotel
Melia Fenix, Calle Hermosilla, 2, Madrid 28001, phone
(34)91-431-6700.

3. Visitors are reminded that bearers of diplomatic
and official passports coming to Spain on official
business need to obtain a Spanish visa prior to their
arrival.

4. In general, Spain is safe. However, Madrid and
other large cities in Spain attract a number of
criminals and pickpockets and frequent incidents of
crimes of opportunity against the unwary occur. Carry
only essential items, including a photocopy of your
passport. Visitors can protect themselves from crime
by being street-smart, alert, and aware of their
surroundings. In the event you are victimized by
crime, or experience any other security-related
incident, please contact the Embassy's Regional
Security Office at (91) 587-2550. Additional
information regarding safety and security in Spain is
available on the U.S. Department of State's website
(http://www.state.gov).

5. Travelers are encouraged to review the most recent
Worldwide Caution issued by the Department of State.
As the Department of State continues to develop
information on any potential security threats to
Americans overseas, it shares credible threat
information through its Consular Information Program
documents, available on the Internet at
http://travel/state.gov. In addition to information on
the Internet, U.S. travelers can hear recorded
information by calling the Department of State in
Washington, D.C. at 202-647-5225 from their touch-tone
telephone, or receive information by automated telefax
by dialing 202-647-3000 from their fax machine.
ARGYROS

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