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Cablegate: 63rd Un General Assembly: High-Level Attendance And

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TAGS: PREL OTRA OVIP UNGA KSEP
SUBJECT: 63RD UN GENERAL ASSEMBLY: HIGH-LEVEL ATTENDANCE AND
REQUESTS FOR MEETINGS: UPDATED DRC RESPONSE

REF: STATE 72078

1. (SBU) Following is an updated response regarding GDRC attendance
at the 63rd UN General Assembly. Post will continue to engage MFA
to obtain additional attendance details:

A. Attendance of the Head of State:
-- Joseph Kabila, President of the Democratic Republic
of Congo
-- Arrival and departure dates not known at
this time
-- Attendance of Kabila's spouse not known at
this time
-- Interpretation for President not required
NOTE: Kabila's attendance has been confirmed, but his arrival date
is still not yet known. END NOTE.

B. Attendance of the Head of Government:
-- Prime Minister Antoine Gizenga will not attend.

C. Attendance of the Foreign Minister.
-- Foreign Minister Antipas Mbusa will not attend.

D. Attendance of other VIPs:
-- The following VIPs are a part of the official
delegation and will attend with President Kabila:
-Raymond Tshibanda N'tungamulonogo, Chief of Staff
-Marcelin Cishambo Ruhoya, Principal Advisor to the
President for Political and Diplomatic Issues
-Seraphin Ngwej, Special Envoy for the
President
-Charles Deschryver Bujiriri, Logistical Assistant
for the President
-Kudura Kasongo, Press Secretary
-Makonga Mak Mwanaute, Chief of Protocol
-Martin Tchamlesso, Director of Supplies and
Maintenance
-Bamaros Lobota, Assistant to President's Financial
Assistant
-Mihiyo Hangi, Assistant to President's Financial
Assistant
-Jean-Pierre Mutanda, Secretary to the Chief of
Staff
-Francois Beya, Director General of Migration
-Kibelisa Ngabansui, Principal Administrator of
National Intelligence Agency
-Jean-Pierre Ndusha, Director of National
Intelligence Agency

-- Arrival and departure dates of delegation are not
known at this time. Post will report as soon as
dates are known.


E. Attendance of Foreign Ministry official responsible for
IO affairs:
-- Oscar Matondo, Ambassador-Director of International
Organizations will not attend.

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