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Cablegate: Goc Invitation to Attend 50th Annual Idb Meeting

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PP RUEHWEB

DE RUEHBO #4632 3662050
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
P 312050Z DEC 08
FM AMEMBASSY BOGOTA
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 6339
RUEATRS/DEPT OF TREASURY WASHDC PRIORITY
INFO RUEHCV/AMEMBASSY CARACAS 1471
RUEHPE/AMEMBASSY LIMA 6859
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RUEHQT/AMEMBASSY QUITO 7556

UNCLAS BOGOTA 004632

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TREASURY FOR AJEWELL, ARUSHING; PASS TO USED IDB JROSE

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: EFIN ECON EAID OTRA OVIP PGOV CO
SUBJECT: GOC INVITATION TO ATTEND 50TH ANNUAL IDB MEETING
MARCH 27-31, 2009

REF: POPP-JEWELL/RUSHING/ROSE EMAIL 12/31/2008

1. On December 31, Post received a diplomatic note and
original letter from Colombian Minister of Finance and Public
Credit Oscar Ivan Zuluaga extending an invitation to Treasury
Secretary Paulson to attend the 50th Annual Meeting of the
Board of Governors of the Inter-American Development Bank
(IDB) and the 24th Annual meeting of the Board of Governors
of the Inter-American Investment Corporation in Medellin on
March 27-31, 2009. The invitation letter states that the GOC
has reserved a suite for the head of the U.S. delegation at
the Hotel Intercontinental Medellin.

2. Post has transmitted copies of the diplomatic note and the
invitation letter by unclassified email to the Treasury IDB
Desk, the Office of the U.S. Executive Director to the IDB,
the State Department Colombia Desk and WHA/EPSC. Post stands
by to assist with arrangements for U.S. delegation attendance
to the March 27-31, 2009 meetings. Point of Contact is
Deputy Economic Counselor William Popp: poppww@state.gov;
011-571-383-2780 (tel); 011-571-383-2053 (fax).
BROWNFIELD

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