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Cablegate: Contact Info for Goe Officials

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UNCLAS QUITO 003280

SIPDIS

DEPARTMENT FOR S/ES-O, WHA

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PGOV PINR PREL EC
SUBJECT: CONTACT INFO FOR GOE OFFICIALS

REF: SECSTATE 271552

1. In response to Reftel, Post provides the following
contact information for Government of Ecuador leadership:

HEAD OF GOVERNMENT/STATE
LAST NAME: GUTIERREZ
FIRST NAME: LUCIO
TITLE: PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC
OFFICE PH:(593-2) 2580833 / 2588888
CELL: (593)94-236187
COMMENTS: GUTIERREZ SPEAKS BASIC ENGLISH, STRONGLY PREFERS
SPANISH. PRIVATE SECRETARY IS MONICA ACOSTA (593)94-236187;
AIDE IS RAFAEL POVEDA, (593)2450145 (EITHER RECEIVES
AFTER-HOURS CALLS)

VICE PRESIDENT
LAST NAME: PALACIO
FIRST NAME: DR. ALFREDO (MD)
TITLE: VICE-PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC
OFFICE PH:(593-2) 2584242 / 2584280
CELL: (593)99-663246 (SECRETARY: MARIA LUISA TAPIA,
BEST FOR AFTER HOURS CALLS)
COMMENTS: PALACIO SPEAKS FLUENT ENGLISH. TRAVELS
FREQUENTLY TO USA ON PUBLIC HEALTH ISSUES. AIDE IS ROBERT
PINZON, (593-2) 2584242 / 2584421.

INTERIOR MINISTER
LAST NAME: DAMERVAL
FIRST NAME: JAIME
TITLE: MINISTER OF GOVERNMENT
OFFICE PH:(593-2) 2958642 / 2958652
COMMENTS: DAMERVAL SPEAKS BASIC ENGLISH, STRONGLY PREFERS
SPANISH. SECRETARIES ARE ZORAYA FLORES, ALICIA DE LLENARES
(593-2) 2584919.

FOREIGN MINISTER
LAST NAME: ZUQUILANDA
FIRST NAME: PATRICIO
TITLE: MINISTER OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS
OFFICE PH:(593-2) 2993201 / 02 / 03/ 04
CELL: (593)96-005801 (SECRETARY: ANA CECILIA)
COMMENTS: ZUQUILANDA SPEAKS FLUENT ENGLISH. CHIEF OF STAFF
IS MINISTER JOSE SANDOVAL (593)98-504253 (AFTER HOURS). MFA
SWITCHBOARD OPEN 0800-2000.

DEFENSE MINISTER
LAST NAME: HERRERA
FIRST NAME: NELSON
TITLE: MINISTER OF DEFENSE
OFFICE PH:(593-2) 2587197 / 2284107
COMMENTS: HERRERA SPEAKS BASIC ENGLISH, STRONGLY PREFERS
SPANISH. JUDITH AGUIRRE IS PRIVATE SECRETARY (593)99-667441
(AFTER HOURS).

LAST NAME: A-BAKI
FIRST NAME: IVONNE
TITLE: MINISTER OF FOREIGN TRADE AND COMMERCE
OFFICE PH:(593-2) 2906127 / 2505072 / 2509804
CELL: (592) 98-201348 (SECRETARY: ALICIA DE URIARTE,
RECEIVES AFTER-HOURS CALLS)
COMMENTS: A-BAKI SPEAKS FLUENT ENGLISH. FORMER AMBASSADOR
TO USA.
KENNEY

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