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Cablegate: African Union Summit - Drc Delegation

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DEPT FOR AF/RSA RYAN BOWLES AND LAURA GRIESMER
ADDIS ABABA FOR JOEL MAYBURY

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TAGS: PREL OVIP AORC XA CG
SUBJECT: AFRICAN UNION SUMMIT - DRC Delegation

REF: 10 STATE 3353

1. (U) Poloff passed information in para 4 of reftel to the
GDRC Director of the Bureau of African and Middle-Eastern Affairs,
Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA).

2. (SBU) Responses to requests for information in para 6 of
reftel follow:

Composition of delegation

- The GDRC gave conflicting information whether President
Kabila would lead the delegation. Post will continue to press the
GDRC for confirmation of Kabila's plans.

- Foreign Minister Alex Thambwe Mwamba, and an advisor

- Tati Xavier-Honore, Director, Bureau of African and
Middle-Eastern Affairs, MFA, and two advisors

- Professor Jean-Pierre Banza Kalumba, Counselor, College
of Politics and Diplomacy, Office of the President


Contact information in Addis Ababa

- Rene Ilume of the DRC Embassy in Addis Ababa, Telephone:
251-911-40-77-37

Arrival and departure times

- The working-level delegation will arrive January 24.

- Foreign Minister Thambwe would arrive on either January
26 or 28.

- If President Kabila participates, he would arrive on
January 31.

- The delegation would depart on February 3.

Lodging information in Addis Ababa

- Not known at this time. It is being coordinated by the
DRC Embassy in Addis Ababa.
BROCK

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