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Cablegate: Updated Ethiopian Attendance at Unga

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P 150552Z SEP 09
FM AMEMBASSY ADDIS ABABA
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 6187
INFO RHEHAAA/NSC WASHDC PRIORITY
RUCNDT/USMISSION USUN NEW YORK PRIORITY 7943

UNCLAS ADDIS ABABA 002223

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USUN FOR DUGAN
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E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PREL OTRA OVIP KSEP CVIS UNGA ET
SUBJECT: UPDATED ETHIOPIAN ATTENDANCE AT UNGA

REF: A. ADDIS ABABA 2058
B. STATE 68590

1. (SBU) Updated attendance information for Ethiopia follows:

A. Attendance of the Head of State

-- No plans to attend.

B. Attendance of the Head of Government

-- H.E. Meles Zenawi, Prime Minister

-- Will arrive in New York on September 20 (3:30 AM) to
attend UNGA and related meetings. Will travel from New York
to Pittsburgh on September 24 (arriving 9:00 PM) to attend
the G-20 Summit. Will depart Pittsburgh September 25 (10:00
PM).

-- Azeb Mesfin, First Lady, will accompany the Prime Minister
to New York and Pittsburgh.

-- Interpretation is not required for either the Prime
Minister or First Lady.

C. Attendance of the Foreign Minister

-- H.E. Seyoum Mesfin, Minister of Foreign Affairs

-- Will accompany the Prime Minister to New York and
Pittsburgh, with same itinerary.

-- 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

-- Kenea Kuma Michile, Member of Parliament

-- Both will arrive in New York on September 20. Plans for
return trip are not confirmed.

-- No plans for spouses 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, Acting Director General for
International Organizations

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

Getachew Gerawork Alayu

Amare Belay Yhdego

Melese Sheshege Merewa

-- All will arrive in New York on September 20, and return to
Addis Ababa on/about December 15.

-- No plans for spouses to attend.

-- Interpretation is not required.

F. Accompanying Presidential Detail

H.E. Newayechristos Gebre-Ab, Economic Advisor to the Prime
Minister

Gebretensae Gebremichael Bayru, Special Assistant to the
Prime Minister

Aster Zewday Tesfay, Chief of Protocol, Prime Minister's
Office

Weldegebrial Nerea Hagos, Prime Minister's Physician

Gebretensae Tesfay Berhe, Chief of Security and Protocol
Process, Prime Minister's Office

Jarro Bedane Ayane, support staff

Birtukan Haregewoin, press

Zelealem Abebe, press

Tsehay Negusse, press

Gebremedhin Gebremeskel Zewde, security

Teklay Zeluul Markos, security

Mekonen Asfaha Gabreselasie, security

Hailay Kidane Gebrehiwet, security

Abebe Ngusse Abraha, security

Suafiel Mhretab Abed, security

Berhe Gebrekidan Gebremichael, security

-- All will accompany the Prime Minister to New York and
Pittsburgh, with same itinerary.

-- No plans for spouses to attend.

-- Interpretation is not required.

G. UNGA Delegation Security Detail

Esayas Tilahun Shalmo

Eleni Baye Kidanemariam

Tekeste Tegegn Woldetsadik

Yimer Ali Dawed

Kahsay Teklu Kahsay

Gizaw Alemayehu Gelaw

Tadesse Besherga Tugie

Negussie Tiruneh Desim

Mulu Sahle Woldegebreal

Gutema Eggie Ariba

-- Will arrive in New York on September 20, and return to
Addis Ababa on/about December 15.

-- No plans for spouses to attend.

-- Interpretation is not required.
MEECE

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