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Cablegate: Ethiopia: High-Level Attendance at Unga

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P 250449Z AUG 09
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TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 5976
INFO RHEHAAA/NSC WASHDC PRIORITY
RUCNDT/USMISSION USUN NEW YORK PRIORITY 7928

UNCLAS ADDIS ABABA 002059

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DEPT FOR IO/UNP SUN, AF/RSA MAZEL
USUN FOR DUGAN
NSC FOR BROWN

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PREL OTRA OVIP KSEP CVIS UNGA ET
SUBJECT: ETHIOPIA: HIGH-LEVEL ATTENDANCE AT UNGA

REF: STATE 68590

1. (SBU) Attendance information follows. Post will provided
updated information once it is available.

A. Attendance of the Head of State

-- No plans to attend.

B. Attendance of the Head of Government

-- At present, Prime Minister Meles Zenawi does not plan to
attend. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has advised that
this may change.

C. Attendance of the Foreign Minister

-- Seyoum Mesfin, Minister of Foreign Affairs

-- Travel plans are not yet confirmed.

-- No plans for spouse to attend.

-- Interpretation is not required.

D. Attendance of other VIPs

-- Bereded Anemute Kebede, Member of Parliament, Deputy Chair
of the Foreign, Defense, and Security Affairs Committee

-- Travel plans are not yet confirmed.

-- No plans for spouse to attend.

-- Interpretation is not required.

E. Attendance of Foreign Ministry officials responsible for
IO affairs

-- The following officials will attend from the International
Organizations Directorate of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs:

Mesfin Midekssa Aredo, Director for Specialized International
Agencies and Inter-governmental Operations

Esayas Gota Seifu, Acting Director for Economic, Business,
and Technology Information Analysis

Atsede Kidanu Abraha, Director for International Treaties

Beryhun Degu Temesegen, Ethiopian and International Civil
Servants and Non-Governmental Organizations

Lulit Zewdie Gmariam, Counselor, UN Principal Organs Fund and
Programming

-- Travel plans are not yet confirmed.

-- No plans for spouses to attend.

-- Interpretation is not required.
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