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Cablegate: Freetown Com Separate Permission to Be Absent From

VZCZCXYZ0029
RR RUEHWEB

DE RUEHFN #0551 2531357
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
R 101357Z SEP 07
FM AMEMBASSY FREETOWN
TO SECSTATE WASHDC 1359

UNCLAS FREETOWN 000551

SIPDIS

SIPDIS

DEPT FOR AF/EX (SALLY BANNER, LILLIE PATTERSON); AF/EX/PMO
RAYMOND MURPHY; AF/EX GLORIA GUTIERREZ; AF/W TANYA SALSETH

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: AMGT OTRA KCOM SL
SUBJECT: FREETOWN COM SEPARATE PERMISSION TO BE ABSENT FROM
POST TO ATTEND 2007 AF CHIEFS OF MISSION CONFERENCE AND
FLIGHT ITENERARY

REF: A. SECSTATE 117085
B. FREETOWN 506
C. SECSTATE 116487
D. SECSTATE 123209

1. Per reftels, Post Freetown provides the following
information for funding the travel and per diem for
Ambassador June Carter Perry to attend the 2007 AF Chiefs of
Missions Conference to be held in DC:

a) ITINERARY:
DEP FNA 11 Oct 2105 SN 239
ARR BRU 12 Oct 0530 SN 239
DEP BRU 12 Oct 1210 UA 951
ARR IAD 12 Oct 1434 UA 951

DEP IAD 21 Oct 1759 UA 950
ARR BRU 22 Oct 0730 UA 950
DEP BRU 22 Oct 1200 SN 207
ARR FNA 22 Oct 1650 SN 207


b) Air ticket: Cost of round trip ticket is approximately
$8,755
Business class. Travel is greater than 14 hours.

c) Miscellaneous Expenses: to cover transportation cost $200.

2. Due to infrequent flights in and out of Freetown,
travelers must depart/arrive post on Thursday or Monday.
REQUEST funding for 11 days per diem $11,758
REQUEST separate permission to be absent from post: 11 -
21 October 2007
PRATT

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