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Cablegate: 63rd Un General Assembly: Finland Additional Info

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TAGS: PREL OTRA OVIP KSEP UNGA FI
SUBJECT: 63RD UN GENERAL ASSEMBLY: FINLAND ADDITIONAL INFO

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C. HELSINKI 00352

1. (SBU) Follow up to previous details provided by the
Finnish MFA:

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D. Attendance of other VIPs
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Mr. Paavo Vayrynen, Minister for Foreign Trade and Development
Arrival: Finnair, September 24, 15:55 to JFK, NY
Departure: Finnair, September 25, 17:45 from JFK, NY
No spouse accompanying
No translation required

2. (U) Government of Finland (GoF) briefed on September 11
that President Halonen's program will include development
issues, Millenium Development Goals (including side events),
chairmanship of a panel on environmental sustainability,
attending a high level meeting on Africa and bilaterals with
other heads of state. GoF also briefed that Foreign Minister
Stubb will attend a number of bilaterals and will focus his
efforts in his capacity as OSCE Chairman-in-Office addressing
the Security Council in that role.

BARRETT

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