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Cablegate: Composition of Gon Unga Delegation

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ZNR UUUUU ZZH
R 151602Z AUG 06
FM AMEMBASSY NIAMEY
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC 2787
INFO RHEHNSC/NSC WASHDC
RUCNDT/USMISSION USUN NEW YORK 0158

UNCLAS NIAMEY 000857

SIPDIS

SIPDIS

DEPT: FOR AF/W, BACHMAN; AF/RSA FOR HEFLIN, HOUSTON,
AMADEO, AND KELLY; IO FOR UNP, HARRIS; USUN FOR OLSON; NSC
FOR WILLIAMS-MANIGAULT

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: OVIP PREL OTRA KSEP UNGA NG
SUBJECT: COMPOSITION OF GON UNGA DELEGATION

REF: SECSTATE: 112656

1. The Niger Ministry of Foreign Affairs sent a diplomatic
note to post on August 10, informing us of the composition of
the Government of Niger's (GON) delegation to the opening of
UNGA. The note did not/not request meetings on the sidelines
of UNGA. The information below conforms to the standard
format contained reftel:

A. Attendance of the Head of State: The Head of State has no
plans to attend.

B. Attendance of the Head of Government: The Head of
Government has no plans to attend.

C. Attendance of the Foreign Minister:

NAME AND TITLE: Madame Aichatou Mindaoudou, Minister of
Foreign Affairs, Cooperation, and African Integration. Chief
of Delegation.

ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE DATES: TBD

SPOUSE TRAVEL: NO.

INTERPRETATION: Yes. The Foreign Minister understands English
well, but would prefer to speak in French.

D. Attendance of other VIPs: No other VIPs will attend.

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E. Attendance of the Foreign Ministry official responsible
for IO affairs:

NAME AND TITLE: Madame Sandi Sahadi Abdou: Director for
United Nations and International Organizations, Niger
Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE DATES: TBD

SPOUSE TRAVEL: NO

INTERPRETATION: YES. French.

2. Other delegation members attending UNGA include the
following. Note: These are mid-level staff likely to
participate at the working level only. All would require
French language translation, none have definite travel plans
or dates, none plan on bringing spouses END NOTE:

Madame Alou Haoua Na-Allah: United Nations and International
Organization Affairs.

Mr. Tahirou Boureima: MFA Protocol Office.

Mr. Salissou Mahamadou: Administrative and Financial Affairs
Office.

Mr. Boubacar Seyni: America, Asia, and Oceana Affairs (Desk
Officer Equivalent).

3. Post will provide any new information on the composition
or travel dates of the GON delegation septel.
ALLEN

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