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Cablegate: Somalia - Updated Unga Attendance by President Sharif

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TAGS: PREL OTRA OVIP KSEP CVIS UNGA SO
SUBJECT: SOMALIA - Updated UNGA Attendance by President Sharif

REF: A) State 68590 B) Nairobi 1892

1. We have received updated information from the Office of the
President and the Somali Embassy in Nairobi on the Transitional
Federal Government delegation that will represent Somalia at the
64th UN General Assembly. The delegation will be led by President
Sharif Sheikh Ahmed who plans to arrive in New York the morning of
September 24. President Sharif plans to meet with senior U.S.
officials and Hill representatives during his trip. The TFG
delegation also plans to travel to other states to meet with
representatives from Somali diaspora communities.

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Itinerary
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2. The most recent itinerary follows:
September 24
Saudi Airlines 21
Departs Jeddah, Saudi Arabia at 0220
Arrives at New York, JFK at 0800
September 24 to September 29 - New York, NY

September 29 to October 2 - Washington, DC

October 2 to October 4 - Minneapolis, MN

October 4 to October 5 - Chicago, IL

October 5 to October 7 - Columbus, OH

October 8 to October 10 - Canada

After the delegation's meetings in Canada, they plan to return to
New York for approximately two days prior to their departure.

We have not yet received specific airline or hotel information or
details on their final departure from the U.S.

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Delegation List
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3. The names of all the members of the delegation follow:

-- Sharif Sheikh Ahmed, President of the Transitional Federal
Government of Somalia (Somali passport)

-- Ali Ahmed Jama Jangeli, Minister of Foreign Affairs (will travel
on Canadian passport)

-- Sharif Hassan Sheikh Aden, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of
Finance (Somali passport)

-- Mohamed Abdi Mohamed, Minister of Air and Land Transport (will
travel on French passport)

-- Faduma Abdullahi Mohamud, Member of Parliament (U.S. passport)

-- Abdulkareem Hassan Jama, Chief of Staff and Senior Advisor to the
President (U.S. passport)

-- Ambassador Mohamed Ali Nur, Somali Ambassador to Kenya (Somali
passport)

-- Mukhtar Ainashe, Director of Institutional Development (Norwegian
passport)

-- Mursal Mohamud Saney, Advisor to the President (UK passport)

-- Sharif Mohamed Mohamud, Protocol Officer (Somali passport)

-- Mohamed Haji Abdi Nur, PA to the Minister of Finance (U.S.
passport)

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