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Cablegate: High-Level Attendance for Ungfa - Niger

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UNCLAS NIAMEY 000945

STATE FOR AF/EPS AND AF/W - J DENNISON
STATE FOR AF/RSA - HALDEMAN AND BARLERIN
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E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PREL OVIP OTRA KSEP UNGA NG
SUBJECT: HIGH-LEVEL ATTENDANCE FOR UNGFA - NIGER

REF: STATE 72078

1. The Nigerien attendees to the 63rd UN General Assembly will be
as listed below. (Note: no spouses are anticipated to attend, and
travel information is not available at this time. All participants
speak French. End Note.):

A. Attendance of Head of State:

No.

B. Attendance of Head of Government:

No.

C. Attendance of Foreign Minister:

-- Ms. Aichatou Mindaoudou

-- Moderate English ability

D. Attendance of Other VIPs - (Note: all of the following are from
the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation. End Note.):

1) Ms. Djebrilla Maiga Toure, Ambassador to the United States

-- Speaks English

2) Mr. Ibrahim Sani Abani, Ambassador to the United Nations

-- Speaks English

3) Mr. Haji Bachir, Director of Information and Public Relations

-- Does not speak English

4) Mr. Issa Housseyni, Department of the Americas, Asia, and
Oceania

-- Speaks English

5) Mr. Mahaman Boubacar, Department of Financial and Material
Resources

-- Unknown English ability

6) Ms. Abdou Razac Amina Mahamadou Barade, Department of Europe

-- Does not speak English

7) Mr. Hamidou Abdoul Aziz, Department of the United Nations and
International Organizations

E. Attendance of Foreign Ministry Official Responsible for
International Organization Affairs:

-- Ms. Sandi Sahadi Abdou, Director of the United Nations and
International Organizations

-- Moderate English language ability

2. Post will provide additional information as it becomes
available.

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