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Cablegate: Czech High-Level Attendance at Unga: Preliminary

VZCZCXYZ0006
RR RUEHWEB

DE RUEHPG #0853 2070950
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
R 260950Z JUL 06
FM AMEMBASSY PRAGUE
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC 7696
INFO RUCNDT/USMISSION USUN NEW YORK 0167

UNCLAS PRAGUE 000853

SIPDIS

SIPDIS

EUR/NCE (FICHTE), IO/UNP (HARRIS), UNSUN (OLSON), NSC
(WILLIAMS-MANIGAULT), EUR/PGI (ELDRIDGE)

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PREL OTRA OVIP KSEP UNGA EZ
SUBJECT: CZECH HIGH-LEVEL ATTENDANCE AT UNGA: PRELIMINARY
INFORMATION

REF: STATE 112656

1. (U) Poloff spoke with MFA Deputy Director of the UN
Department Ivan Pinter on July 25 to discuss Czech high-level
attendance at UNGA. Pinter said the Czechs have not yet
designated their representatives to UNGA. They are unlikely
to do so before August 7, when the necessary decision makers
are back in the office. However, based on previous years,
Pinter felt he could make the following predictions with some
degree of confidence:

A. Head of State

President Vaclav Klaus will not/not attend.

B. Head of Government

The Prime Minister will not/not attend.

C. Foreign Minister

The Foreign Minister may attend, although it is not known
whether it will be the current Foreign Minister, Cyril
Svoboda, or a newly appointed Foreign Minister.

-- The arrival and departure dates of the Foreign Minister
are not yet known.

-- If the Foreign Minister attends, he may bring his spouse.

-- Interpretation will likely not/not be required.

D. VIPs

The following VIPs are expected to attend:

Martin Povejsil, MFA Political Director.

-- The arrival and departure dates of Mr. Povejsil are not
yet known.

-- He is unlikely to be accompanied by his spouse.

-- Interpretation will likely not/not be required.

Deputy Foreign Minister (not yet identified). (Note: the
Czechs have four Deputy Foreign Ministers. End note.)

-- The arrival and departure dates of the Deputy Foreign
Minister are not yet known.

-- He is unlikely to be accompanied by his spouse.

-- Interpretation may be required. If so, Czech will be the
language to be translated.

E. Foreign Ministry Official responsible for IO affairs

MFA Director of Department of United Nations Jan Kara is
expected to attend.

-- The arrival and departure dates of Mr. Kara are not yet
known.

-- Mr. Kara is unlikely to be accompanied by his spouse.

-- Interpretation will likely not/not be required.

2. (U) Post will report updated information as soon as it
becomes available.
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