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Cablegate: Second Update: Czech High-Level Attendance at Unga

VZCZCXRO1814
PP RUEHAST
DE RUEHPG #1120 2561311
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
P 131311Z SEP 06
FM AMEMBASSY PRAGUE
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 7960
INFO RUEHZL/EUROPEAN POLITICAL COLLECTIVE
RUCNDT/USMISSION USUN NEW YORK 0180

UNCLAS PRAGUE 001120

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: SECOND UPDATE: CZECH HIGH-LEVEL ATTENDANCE AT UNGA

REF: A. PRAGUE 00923
B. STATE 112656

1. (U) Poloff spoke with Czech MFA Director of the UN
Department Jan Kara on September 12 to update information
previously reported on Czech high-level attendance at UNGA
(Ref A). Kara provided the following information:

A. Head of State

President Vaclav Klaus will not/not attend.

B. Head of Government

The new Prime Minister Mirek Topalonek will not/not attend.

C. Foreign Minister

The new Foreign Minister Alexandr (Sasha) Vondra will attend.

-- FM Vondra is expected to arrive on September 20, and plans
to stay through September 22. He plans to attend the
Secretary's luncheon on that date. He will be accompanied by

SIPDIS
the Chief of the Minister's Cabinet Martin Pohl, and others.
For more information, contact Mr. Juraj Koudelka, First
Secretary at the Czech UN Mission (his direct telephone

SIPDIS
number is 1-646-981-4012).

-- FM Vondra is unlikely to be accompanied by his spouse.

-- Interpretation will not/not be required.

D. VIPs

The following VIPs are expected to attend:

Martin Povejsil, MFA Political Director will attend.

-- Mr. Povejsil is expected to arrive on September 17, and is
expected to depart on September 23.

-- He will not be accompanied by his spouse.

-- Interpretation will not/not be required.

Director of the Migration Department of the Ministry of Labor
and Social Affairs Martina Michalcova will attend.

-- Ms. Michalcova is expected to arrive on September 13. Her
departure date is September 15. She plans to attend the
high-level meetings on Migration and Development, and Least
Developed Countries.

-- She will not be accompanied by her spouse.

-- Interpretation will not/not be required.

Deputy Foreign Minister Tomas Pojar may/may attend.

-- The arrival and departure dates of Deputy FM Pojar are not
yet known.
-- He is unlikely to be accompanied by his spouse.

-- Interpretation will not/not be required.

E. Foreign Ministry Official responsible for IO affairs

MFA Director of Department of United Nations Jan Kara will
attend.

-- Mr. Kara is expected to arrive on September 17, and is
expected to depart on September 27.

-- Mr. Kara will not/not be accompanied by his spouse.

-- Interpretation will not/not be required.
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