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Cablegate: Egyptian Attendence at 62nd Un General Assembly

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FM AMEMBASSY CAIRO
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INFO RUCNDT/USMISSION USUN NEW YORK 0180

UNCLAS CAIRO 002364

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E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: KSEP PREL OVIP UNGA EG
SUBJECT: EGYPTIAN ATTENDENCE AT 62ND UN GENERAL ASSEMBLY

REF: SECSTATE 101170

Poloff spoke with Sherif Refaat, 2nd Secretary at the MFA
Office of UN Affairs, on August 1 regarding the Egyptian
delegation to the 62nd UN General Assembly. Refaat said that
plans are still being made, but provided the following
preliminary information on the Egyptian delegation:

A. Attendance of the Head of State.

-- No Head of State attendance.

B. Attendance of the Head of Government.

-- No Head of Government attendance.

C. Attendance of the Foreign Minister.

-- Ahmed Aboul Gheit, Minister of Foreign Affairs

-- Arrival and departure dates not yet known

-- Spouse travel not yet known, but she usually does not
attend.

-- No interpretation necessary

D. Attendance of other host country VIPs.

-- Not yet known

E. Attendance of the Foreign Ministry official responsible
for IO affairs or official who is a regular interlocutor
of regional assistant secretaries or Department
principals.

-- Naela Gabr, Assistant Foreign Minister for Multilateral
Relations

-- Arrival and departure dates in New York not yet known

-- Spouse travel not yet known

-- No interpretation required
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