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Cablegate: Banda to Attend Potus Lunch

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SUBJECT: BANDA TO ATTEND POTUS LUNCH

REF: SECSTATE 92202

1. (SBU) On September 11, President Rupiah Banda told the
Ambassador that he would be delighted to attend the September
22 POTUS lunch for sub-Saharan African heads of state.

2. (U) President Banda's official title is His Excellency
Mr. Rupiah Bwezani Banda, President of the Republic of
Zambia. When addressed, his middle name is usually omitted.
His name is otherwise pronounced "ROO-pe-ah Bwe-ZAH-nee
BAHN-da."

3. (SBU) President Banda does not have any dietary
restrictions nor will he require translation assistance.
Zambia's Permanent Representative to the United Nations,
Lazarous Kapambwe, will serve as a point of contact for
President Banda, who will arrive in New York on September 19.

Lazarous Kapambwe
Permanent Representative
Permanent Mission of the Republic of Zambia
to the United Nations
237 East 52nd Street
New York, NY 10022
Tel: (212) 888-5770
Fax: (212) 888-5213
Email: zambia@un.int or zambianmission@msn.com

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