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Cablegate: Semi-Annual Request for Names, Title and Contacts

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UNCLAS PRAGUE 001881

SIPDIS

SENSITIVE

FOR S/ES-O AND EUR/NCE

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PGOV PINR PREL EZ
SUBJECT: Semi-annual Request for Names, Title and Contacts
for Government Figures

Sensitive but Unclassified - not for internet distribution

COUNTRY: Czech Republic
DATE: 12/23/2004

HEAD OF GOVERNMENT
LAST NAME: Gross
FIRST/MIDDLE NAMES: Stanislav
CONVENTIONAL USAGE: Prime Minister
FORMAL TITLE: H.E. Prime Minister of the Czech Republic
OFFICE TELEPHONE NOS.: (+420) 224-002-284, 224-002-224
AFTER-HOURS OFFICIAL NOS.: (+420) 224-002-111
CELL PHONE NOS.: not available
COMMENTS: On weekdays, there are several English-speaking
secretaries who work in shifts. One of them will pick up

SIPDIS
the phone and transfer the call. After-hours and weekend
calls are transferred to the PM's Residence by an English-
speaking duty officer.
PM Gross does not speak English.

HEAD OF STATE
LAST NAME: Klaus
FIRST/MIDDLE NAMES: Vaclav
CONVENTIONAL USAGE: President
FORMAL TITLE: H.E. President of the Czech Republic
OFFICE TELEPHONE NOS.: (+420) 22437-2283, 22437-2314
AFTER HOURS OFFICIAL NOS.: (+420) 22418-2425 (Diplomatic
Service of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs)
RESIDENCE TELEPHONE NOS.: (+420) 22437-4205 (Castle Lany -
Mr. Sedlacek, custodian-porter), (+420) 22437-4246 (Castle
Lany/bodyguards)
CELL PHONE NOS.: not available
COMMENTS: On weekdays, the telephone will be picked up by an
English-speaking secretary. After hours, the call can be
placed through the MFA duty officer, or directly to the
weekend residence, where either the President's bodyguards
(probably not all of them speaking English) or a custodian-
porter (some English) will answer the phone.
President Klaus speaks English.

FOREIGN MINISTER
LAST NAME: Svoboda
FIRST/MIDDLE NAMES: Cyril
CONVENTIONAL USAGE: Minister of Foreign Affairs
FORMAL TITLE: H.E. Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Czech
Republic
OFFICE TELEPHONE NOS.: (+420) 22418-2555; 22418-2313
AFTER-HOURS OFFICIAL NOS.: (+420) 22418-2425
RESIDENCE TELEPHONE NOS.: not available
CELL PHONE NOS.: not available
COMMENTS: On weekdays, one of the English-speaking
secretaries will pick up the phone and transfer the call.

SIPDIS
After hours, calls are directed to MFA duty officers, all of
whom speak English.
Mr. Svoboda speaks English and French.
HILLAS

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