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Cablegate: Ecuador Attendance at 64th Unga

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E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PREL OTRA OVIP KSEP CVIS UNGA EC
SUBJECT: ECUADOR ATTENDANCE AT 64TH UNGA

REF: STATE 68590

1. (SBU) PolOff spoke with MFA Multilateral Affairs Director
General Lourdes Puma on August 14 to determine which GOE
officials would attend UNGA (reftel). Puma said that
President Rafael Correa would not be traveling to the U.S.,
that Foreign Minister Fander Falconi would represent Ecuador
at the UNGA, and that no dates had been confirmed. Post will
continue to follow up to confirm Ecuador's attendance.

2. (SBU) The following is initial information on GOE
attendance in the format requested in reftel:

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

-- Rafael CORREA Delgado, President
-- Will NOT attend.

C. Attendance of the Foreign Minister.

-- Fander FALCONI Benitez, Foreign Minister.
-- September 22-25 (present for General Debate), dates to be
confirmed.
-- Spouse not attending.
-- Foreign Minister Falconi speaks some English, but prefers
Spanish.
-- Bilateral meeting requested.

D. Attendance of other VIPs.

-- Economist Ivonne GARCES Almeida, Under Secretary for
Economic and Commercial Affairs, MFA.
-- September 22 - 30, to be confirmed.
-- Spouse not attending.
-- Garces speaks some English, but prefers Spanish.

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

-- Ambassador Carlos JATIVA Naranjo, Under Secretary of
Multilateral Affairs, MFA.
-- September 22 - 30.
-- Spouse not attending.
-- Ambassador Jativa speaks fluent English, French and
Spanish.

-- Ambassador Lourdes PUMA Puma, Director General of
Multilateral Affairs, MFA.
-- September 22 - 30.
-- Spouse not attending.
-- Ambassador Puma speaks fluent English and Spanish.

HODGES

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