Cablegate: Codel Wilson (May 5-10)

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E.O. 12958: N/A


1. Embassy Prague welcomes and grants country clearance for
to Representatives Joe Wilson and Madeleine Bordallo and
Military Escort Carl Grunow to visit the Czech Republic, May
6-7. The delegation will be met at the airport by Kirk
Samson, Economic officer, who will take them to their
accomodations. Hotel accommodations have been reserved atthe
Hotel President, nam. Curiovych 100, Prague 1, tel. (420) 234
614 100, fax (420) 234 614 110. Daily rate $208, tax,
service and breakfast included. Latest time for cancellation
without penalty is 48 hours before planned arrival.

2. Embassy point of contact will be Kirk Samson, tel: (420)
257 530 663 ext. 2966, mobile (420) 724 154 963, email:

3. Security: All Americans are advised to be continually
aware of their surroundings, alert to suspicious activities
or individuals and to avoid large gatherings. With regard to
crime, Prague is normally a very safe city by U.S. standards
but visitors are encouraged to exercise common sense
precautions and to be particularly wary of Prague's famously
efficient pickpockets and scam artists. Special caution is
warranted in and around train stations and when boarding,
riding or exiting trams. When taking taxis, we recommend
visitors insist that the meter be used or that travelers
agree on a fare with the driver in advance.

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