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Cablegate: Interim Report On Bolivia Delegation to Unga

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FOR IO/PPC (BATLLE), USUN (MCBRIDE), NSC (MCDONALD),WHA/PPC
(GONZALEZ, DEACON AND MILLER).

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PREL ITRA OVIP KSEP UNGA BL
SUBJECT: INTERIM REPORT ON BOLIVIA DELEGATION TO UNGA

REF: SECSTATE 101170

1. (U) This is an interim report on the government of
Bolivia's proposed delegation to the 62nd United Nations
General Assembly. This cable is keyed to paragraph 8 of
reftel.

A. Attendance of the Head of State.

-- Name and title:

Evo Morales Ayma, President of the Republic of Bolivia

-- Arrival and departure dates to and from New York and other
U.S. locations, and whether the Head of State will be present
for the General Debate.

President Morales will be in New York for the entire UNGA
session. The plan is for the president to travel to New York
on September 22 and return to Bolivia on or around September
29. President Morales has also expressed a desire to travel
to Washington, D.C. to attend a private party in honor of a
Bolivian-born soccer player. MFA contacts state President
Morales will likely travel to other states, but were not sure
of where as of August 2. MFA contacts stress that President
Morales tends to make and alter his travel plans up until the
last minute. President Morales plans to attend the General
Debate.

-- Whether spouse of the Head of State (if any) will travel
to New York. If so, provide the spouse's name and title.

President Morales is single.

-- Whether interpretation would be required in a bilateral
or multilateral meeting. If so, specify what language.

The MFA states that the Bolivian mission to the United
Nations will take care of interpretation requirements.

B. Attendance of the Head of Government. (If no plans to
attend UNGA, so state.)

-- Name and title.

President Morales is also the Head of Government.

-- Arrival and departure dates to and from New York and other
U.S. locations, and whether the head of government will be
present for the General Debate.

See section A above.

-- Whether the spouse of the Head of Government (if any) will
travel to New York. If so, provide the spouse's name and
title.

See section A above.

-- Whether interpretation would be required in a bilateral or
multilateral meeting. If so, specify what language.

See section A above.

C. Attendance of the Foreign Minister. (If no plans to
attend UNGA, so state.)

-- Name and title.

David Choquehuanca Cespedes, Minister of Foreign Affairs and
Worship

-- Arrival and departure dates to and from New York and other
U.S. locations, and whether the Foreign Minister will be
present for the General Debate.

According to the MFA the entire Bolivian delegation will
travel with President Morales to New York and any other U.S.
locations. See Section A.

-- Whether the spouse of the Foreign Minister if any) will
travel to New York. If so, provide the spouse's name and
title.

Minister Choquehuanca will not/not be traveling with his
spouse.

-- Whether interpretation would be required in bilateral or
multilateral meetings. If so, specify what language.

The MFA states that the Bolivian mission to the United
Nations will take care of interpretation requirements.

D. Attendance of other host country VIPs. (If no plans to
attend UNGA, so state.)

-- Name and title.

Juan Ramon Quintana, Minister of the Presidency
Pablo Solon, Ambassador
Tom Kruse, Advisor to the President (Note: Mr. Kruse is a
U.S. citizen)

-- Arrival and departure dates to and from New York and
whether the VIP will be present for the General Debate.

According to the MFA the entire Bolivian delegation will
travel with President Morales to New York and any other U.S.
locations. See Section A.

-- Whether the spouse of the VIP (if any) will travel to New
York. If so, provide the spouse's name and title.

To date no spouses are scheduled to travel with the
delegation.

-- Whether interpretation would be required in bilateral or
multilateral meetings. If so, specify what language.

The MFA states that the Bolivian mission to the United
Nations will take care of interpretation requirements.

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. (If
no plans to attend UNGA, so state.)

-- Name and title.

Ruben Vidaurre Andrade, Director for International
Organizations

-- Arrival and departure dates in New York.

According to the MFA the entire Bolivian delegation will
travel with President Morales to New York and any other U.S.
locations. See Section A.

-- Whether the spouse of the Foreign Ministry official (if
any) will travel to New York. If so, please provide the
spouse's name and title.

Mr. Vidaurre will not be traveling with his spouse.

-- Whether interpretation would be required in bilateral or
multilateral meetings. If so, please specify what language.

The MFA states that the Bolivian mission to the United
Nations will take care of interpretation requirements.
GOLDBERG

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