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Cablegate: Spain Country Clearance for S/Ct Ambassador Dailey

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R 181244Z SEP 07
FM AMEMBASSY MADRID
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC 3442
INFO RUEHCP/AMEMBASSY COPENHAGEN 4877
RUEHLA/AMCONSUL BARCELONA 3055

UNCLAS MADRID 001808

SIPDIS

SIPDIS

STATE FOR EUR/WE

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: AMGT ASEC OREP SP AFIN
SUBJECT: SPAIN COUNTRY CLEARANCE FOR S/CT AMBASSADOR DAILEY
AND DELEGATION

REF: SECSTATE 128831

1. Embassy warmly welcomes and grants country clearance to
Coordinator for Counterterrorism Ambassador Dell Dailey and
an interagency delegation to travel to Madrid, Spain on or
about September 20 to September 22. The purpose of the visit
is to participate in consultations with host government
officials on counterterrorism.

2. Matthew Osborne, Political Officer will be the Embassy
point of contact for this visit. He can be reached at
embassy number 011 34 91-587-2294, blackberry number 011 34
649-419-285. His email address is OsborneML@state.gov.

3. Reservations have been made at the Hotel Miguel Angel
located on Miguel Angel, 31, telephone number 34 91 442 0022;
fax number 34 91 442 5320. Breakfast buffet is included in
the room rate of USD 237.30 per night. The confirmation
numbers are: Dailey 3540SM, Leiter 3738SM, Farr 3541SM,
Cummings 3739SM, Norman 3542SM, Liu 3767SM, and Lino 3543SM.

4. The control officer will meet and assist upon arrival.

5. 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.

6. Post can provide DoS email access via OpenNet
(unclassified system) to State Department travelers who have
active OpenNet accounts. Post can also support users who wish
to access their email accounts using FOBs or OWA. Exchange
5.5 users (ask your system manager to provide Exchange server
version) who have to use remote login to access their
exchange email accounts will need to provide Post,s IM
section with the name of their DoS Domain and their Exchange
Server name and/or IP address.

7. 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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