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Cablegate: 61st Un General Assembly: High-Level Attendance

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INFO RUEHXK/ARAB ISRAELI COLLECTIVE

UNCLAS CAIRO 005528

SIPDIS

SIPDIS

NEA/RA (HILL), IO/UNP (HARRIS), USUN (OLSON), NSC
(WILLIAMS-MANIGAULT)

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PREL OTRA OVIP KSEP UNGA EG
SUBJECT: 61ST UN GENERAL ASSEMBLY: HIGH-LEVEL ATTENDANCE
AND REQUESTS FOR MEETINGS FOR EGYPT AND THE ARAB LEAGUE

REF: STATE 112656

1. We obtained the following information on September 5 from
officials of the Egyptian Foreign Ministry and the
Secretariat of the League of Arab States, respectively.

SIPDIS

Egypt:

A. Attendance of the Head of State.

-- President Hosni Mubarak will not attend the UN General
Assembly.

-- First Lady, Mrs. Suzanne Mubarak, will also not attend.

B. Attendance of the Head of Government.

-- Prime Minister Dr. Ahmed Nazif will not attend.

-- PM Nazif's wife will also not attend.

C. Foreign Minister Ahmed Aboul Gheit will represent Egypt
at the General Assembly.

-- Arrival date: Not yet confirmed. Coming from NAM Summit
in Havana, most likely will arrive September 14 or 15.
Departure date not yet decided.

-- Minister Aboul Gheit's wife, Laila Aboul Gheit, will
travel with the Minister.

-- No interpretation is needed.

D. No other Egyptian VIP's are expected to join the
delegation.

E. Attendance of other Foreign Ministry officials.

-- Assistant Minister for Multilateral Affairs,
Ambassador/Mrs. Naella Gabr will attend. Ambassador Gabr is
expected to arrive on or about September 14.
-- MFA Cabinet staff member, Third Secretary Amr Rushdy.

2. Arab League Secretariat staff provided us the following
information September 5.

A. Attendance of the Arab League (AL) Secretary General.

-- Amre Moussa, Secretary General of the AL, will arrive in
New York from the NAM Summit in Havana, Cuba on either
September 16 or 17. He will be joined separately in New York
by his wife, Mrs. Laila Moussa Badawi who is scheduled to
arrive on September 16. Their departure date is not yet
known.

-- No interpretation is needed.

E. Attendance of other Arab League officials.

-- Chief of Cabinet, Hisham Youssef.
-- Cabinet staff member, Talal Elamine, Counselor.
-- Cabinet staff member, Ms. Elham El Shejny.
-- One security guard, name not yet provided.
JONES

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