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Cablegate: Asuncion Request for U.S.Speaker On Counter-

This record is a partial extract of the original cable. The full text of the original cable is not available.

UNCLAS ASUNCION 001043

SIPDIS

FOR IIP/G/WHA (BARONE)
INFO WHA/PDA (DPRINCE)

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: OEXC KPAO PTER PA CI AR UY PE IIP
SUBJECT: ASUNCION REQUEST FOR U.S.SPEAKER ON COUNTER-
TERRORISM ISSUES

REF: SANTIAGO 01643

SUBJECT: REQUEST FOR U.S. SPEAKER ON COUNTER-TERRORISM
ISSUES

1. Brief program description: Post would like to join PAS
Santiago in a request for a speaker on counter-terrorism
issues (reftel 01643) for three days of presentations
(negotiable) on the fight against terrorism to the
Government of Paraguay Office of the Vice President;
Institute for High Strategic Studies; National University of
Asuncion Graduate School on Political Science; Ministry of
Interior. The proposed topics presented by PAS Santiago
would also suit perfectly prospective audiences in Asuncion.

2. Program dates: October 3-6, 2005 (after Santiago's
program dates).

3. Purpose of program: Reinforce general public and
Government of Paraguay support and awareness on the global
fight against terrorism, and continue to emphasize in broad
terms the negative economic effects of terrorism in a
country.

4. Mission program plan goals: the fight against terrorism,
law enforcement; fighting corruption, democracy-building.

5. Audiences and prospective venue types: high level
government officials, academia, military officers;
journalists covering counterterrorism issues. Post plans to
schedule conferences, public lectures and meetings with key
officials

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6. Post would much appreciate a Speaker who is fluent in
Spanish.

7. Funding: Post requests I-bucks for international travel,
honorarium and per diem.

8. Language requirements: That the expert speak Spanish,
echoing Santiago's request that language ability be
mandatory.

9. Post project officer: PAO Bruce Kleiner,
office tel: 595-21-213715, ext.2120;
fax: 595-21-212312; e-mail: KleinerB@state.gov
Project assistant: Press Specialist Gilda Gauto, same office
and fax numbers; e-mail: GautoG@state.gov
KEANE

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