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Cablegate: African Union Summit -- Kenyan Delegation

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SUBJECT: African Union Summit -- Kenyan Delegation

REF: 10 STATE 3353

1. Per para six reftel request, Moses Wetangula, Minister of
Foreign Affairs, will lead the Kenyan delegation to the AU Summit
from January 28-30. President Kibaki will lead the delegation from
his arrival in Addis Ababa on January 30 to his departure on
February 2. No flight information is available, but Wetangula will
arrive the evening of January 27, and Kibaki will arrive the
evening of January 30.

2. Per para four reftel request, we have notified the Minister of
Foreign Affairs that A/S Carson would like to meet bilaterally with
both President Kibaki and Minister of Foreign Affairs Wetangula on
the margins of the summit.

3. Precise details on the Kenyan delegation have yet to be
determined. At present the remainder of the delegation consists
of:

-- Samuel Poghisio, Minister of Information and Communication.

-- Yusuf Haji, Minister of Defense

-- Major General Michael Gichangi, Director General, National
Security Intelligence Services

-- General Jeremiah Kianga, Chief of General Staff, Kenya
Department of Defense

Other ministers are likely to attend, as well as numerous officials
from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Lodging arrangements have
not been confirmed. The point of contact in Addis Ababa for the
GOK delegation is: Gilbert Ngeno, telephone: 251-910-081-084.
RANNEBERGER

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