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Cablegate: Portugal's Preliminary 63rd Unga Attendee List

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FM AMEMBASSY LISBON
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC 6943
INFO RUCNDT/USMISSION USUN NEW YORK 1531

UNCLAS LISBON 001781

SIPDIS

DEPARTMENT FOR IO/UNP (SUN), NSC (MCDONALD), P
(REINEMEYER), AND EUR/PGI (TESSLER)

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PREL OTRA OVIP PO
SUBJECT: PORTUGAL'S PRELIMINARY 63RD UNGA ATTENDEE LIST

REF: SECSTATE 72078

1. Per reftel, attached is the requested information on
Portugal's participation at UNGA:

A. Attendance of the Head of State

-- President Anibal Cavaco Silva

-- Arrival and departure dates are TBD.

-- Spouse's travel plans unknown.

-- No interpretation required if meeting is held in English.


B. Attendance of the Head of Government.

-- Prime Minister Jose Socrates.

-- Arrival and departure dates are TBD.

-- Socrates is not married ) no spouse to attend.

-- No interpretation required if meeting is held in English.


C. Attendance of the Foreign Minister.

-- Minister of Foreign Relations Luis Amado

-- Arrival and departure dates are TBD.

-- Spouse's travel plans are unknown.

-- No interpretation required if meeting is held in English.


D. Attendance of other VIPs.

-- Information not available yet from MFA.


E. Attendance of the Foreign Ministry official responsible
for IO affairs.

-- Portugal usually sends a delegation of 10-15 officials
from MFA but the list of participants is not yet available.
Stephenson

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