Cablegate: New Zealand Attendance at 59th Unga
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UNCLAS WELLINGTON 000701
DEPT FOR EAP/ANP, EAP/RSP SU, O/UNP NARANJO,
USUN FOR BRUNO
NSC FOR DICARLO
E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PGOV PREL OVIP NZ
SUBJECT: NEW ZEALAND ATTENDANCE AT 59TH UNGA
REF: STATE 132748
1. (SBU) Post contacted Rachel Bennett, United Nations and
Commonwealth (UNC) Division, New Zealand Ministry of Foreign
Affairs and Trade (MFAT), who provided the following
information in response to reftel request.
-- Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade the Honorable Phil
-- Goff expects to arrive either Monday, September 20 or
mid-day on the 21st. He plans to depart New York City on
Friday, September 24. Flight plans will be provided once
confirmed. Goff is scheduled to give the NZ statement at the
59th UNGA General Debate in the evening of Tuesday, September
-- He will not/not be accompanied by his wife.
-- No translation is needed.
Goff will be accompanied by Mr. Hamish Cooper, Goff's Private
Secretary, and Ms. Heather Riddell, Director, UNC Division,
MFAT. Cooper will accompany Goff on all flights, but Riddell
will arrive one day prior.