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Cablegate: Spain Country Clearance for Doe/Ymsco: Van Luik

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RR RUEHLA
DE RUEHMD #2741 2991513
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
R 261513Z OCT 06
FM AMEMBASSY MADRID
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC 1161
INFO RUEHLA/AMCONSUL BARCELONA 2178
RHMCSUU/DEPT OF ENERGY WASHINGTON DC

UNCLAS MADRID 002741

SIPDIS

SIPDIS

STATE FOR EUR/WE
DOE RW//RENEE JACKSON, LAKEISHA.MCFARLAND@RW.DOE.GOV

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: ENRG TRGY OTRA KNNP SP
SUBJECT: SPAIN COUNTRY CLEARANCE FOR DOE/YMSCO: VAN LUIK

REF: SECSTATE 178328

1. Embassy grants country clearance to Abraham Van Luik,
Senior Policy Advisor for Performance Assessment to travel to
San Lorenzo de el Escorial, Spain on November 13 to November
16. The purpose of this visit is to attend and participate
in the European Commission Near-Field Project Technical Work
Progress Reviews.

2. Post understands that no assistance is required.

3. Visitors are reminded that bearers of diplomatic and
official passports coming to Spain on official business need
to obtain a Spanish visa prior to arrival to Spain.

4. THREAT ASSESSMENT:

In general, Spain is safe. However, Madrid, Barcelona and
other large cities in Spain -- including resort/convention
areas such as Benidorm -- attract a large number of criminals
and pickpockets and frequent incidents of crime of
opportunity against the unwary do occur. Carry only
essential items including a photocopy of your passport's
photo page. Visitors can protect themselves against crime by
being street-smart, alert and aware of their surroundings.
In the event you are victimized by crime, or experience any
security-related incident, please contact the Embassy's
Regional Security Office at 91-587-2550 or after hours at
91-587-2355. Official visitors to the Embassy in Madrid or
the Consulate General in Barcelona are encouraged to receive
a security briefing from the RSO office at their earliest
convenience. Additional information regarding safety and
security in Spain is available on the U.S. Department of
State's website (www.embusa.es).

Travelers are encouraged to review the most recent Worldwide
Caution issued by the Department of State. As the Department
of State continues to develop information on any potential
security threats to Americans overseas, it shares credible
threat information through its Consular Information Program
documents, available on the Internet at
http://travel/state.gov. In addition to information on the
Internet, U.S. travelers can hear recorded information by
calling the Department of State in Washington, D.C. at
202-647-5225 from their touch-tone telephone, or receive
information by automated telefax by dialing 202-647-3000 from
their fax machine.
AGUIRRE

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