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Cablegate: Somalia - Rsvp for Potus Lunch with Sub-Saharan

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SIPDIS

DEPT FOR AF/E AND A/S CARSON
ALSO FOR SUSIE PRATT, NOLE GAREY AND RYAN BOWLES

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PREL UNGA OVIP SO
SUBJECT: SOMALIA - RSVP FOR POTUS LUNCH WITH SUB-SAHARAN
AFRICAN HEADS OF STATE

REF: STATE 92202

1. Post communicated reftel invitation from President Obama
for TFG President Sheikh Sharif Sheikh Ahmed to attend the
lunch for Sub-Saharan African Heads of State and Government
via diplomatic note on September 4.
2. President Sharif thanked us for the invitation and
personally communicated his regrets for not being able to
attend the lunch to Ambassador Ranneberger on September 13.
President Sharif will not be in New York on September 22,
having accepted a long-standing invitation to attend a
university opening with 40 heads of state in Jeddah, Saudi
Arabia. He plans to arrive in the U.S. for the UN General
Assembly on September 24.
RANNEBERGER

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