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Cablegate: Congo/B: Request to Limit Official Visitors To

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UNCLAS KINSHASA 001106

SIPDIS

Department pass HHS and EUCOM

PARIS FOR AFRICA WATCHER

FROM BRAZZAVILLE EMBASSY OFFICE

E.O.12958: N/A
TAGS: AMGT OTRA CF
SUBJECT: CONGO/B: Request to Limit Official Visitors to
Brazzaville

REF: State 119803

1. As the Department is aware, Brazzaville remains with a
skeleton staff. This skeleton staff will be further reduced
during the period July-September, with no means to handle
support for a large number of official visitors. Given the
current circumstance Post requests advising all potential
official visitors of this issue and suggest that they
reconsider not stopping in Brazzaville until a later date
after the summer.

2. Post notes the visit of the high level delegation in
reftel of Special Assistant to the Secretary of HHS, Dr.
Steiger. Please advise the Special Assistant's staff of the
circumstances at post as there will be only two people at
post during his visit, one being a WAE. Despite the Embassy
being very short staffed for this visit, Post will seek to
do everything possible to make it a success (expediting
services etc.), but Dr. Steiger's staff should be made aware
that the normal range of support provided by most Embassies
is limited here.

3. Brazzaville Embassy Office - Sanders.
Meece

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