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Cablegate: Follow-Up On Ecuador's Attendance at Unga

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E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PREL OTRA OVIP KSEP UNGA EC
SUBJECT: FOLLOW-UP ON ECUADOR'S ATTENDANCE AT UNGA

REF: A. QUITO 773
B. STATE 72078

1. (SBU) PolOff met with MFA Multilateral Affairs Director
General Lourdes Puma on September 5 to confirm which GOE
officials would attend UNGA (Ref A). Puma said that
President Rafael Correa would not be traveling to the U.S.,
that he was staying in Ecuador due to events leading up to
Ecuador's constitutional referendum on September 28. She
also said that FM Salvador was planning on traveling to the
U.S. on September 21 and returning on September 24, also due
to the referendum.

2. (SBU) The following is updated information on GOE
attendance in the format requested in Ref B:

A and B. Attendance of the Head of State or Head of
Government

-- Rafael Correa, President
-- Will NOT attend.

C. Attendance of the Foreign Minister.

-- Maria Isabel Salvador, Foreign Minister.
-- September 21-24.
-- Spouse not attending.
-- Foreign Minister Salvador speaks fluent English, French,
Italian and Spanish.
-- Bilateral meeting requested.

D. Attendance of other VIPs.

-- Ambassador Carlos Jativa, Under Secretary of Bilateral
Affairs, MFA
-- September 21 - 28.
-- Spouse not attending.
-- Ambassador Jativa speaks fluent English, French and
Spanish.

-- Ambassador Mentor Villagomez, Under Secretary for Economic
and Commercial Affairs, Director General of Central America,
the Caribbean and South America, MFA.
-- September 21 - 24.
-- Spouse not attending.
-- Ambassador Villagomez speaks fluent English and Spanish.

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

-- Ambassador Emilio Izquierdo, Under Secretary of
Multilateral Affairs, MFA.
-- September 21 - 28.
-- Spouse not attending.
-- Ambassador Izquierdo speaks fluent English and Spanish.

-- Ambassador Lourdes Puma, Director General of Multilateral
Affairs, MFA.
-- September 21 - 28.
-- Spouse not attending.
-- Ambassador Puma speaks fluent English and Spanish.
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