Viewing cable 09REYKJAVIK132, 64TH UN GENERAL ASSEMBLY: PRELIMINARY INFORMATION ON
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|09REYKJAVIK132||2009-08-06 15:03||2011-01-13 05:05||UNCLASSIFIED//FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY||Embassy Reykjavik|
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UNCLAS REYKJAVIK 000132 SIPDIS SENSITIVE STATE FOR EUR DAS GARBER, IO/UNP FOR SUN, EUR/PGI FOR ELDRIGE USUN FOR DUGAN NSC FOR HOVENIER, NSC FOR BROWN E.O. 12958: N/A TAGS: PGOV PREL OTRA KSEP CVIS UNGA EZ EUN IC SUBJECT: 64TH UN GENERAL ASSEMBLY: PRELIMINARY INFORMATION ON ICELANDIC ATTENDANCE REF: STATE 68590 ¶1. (SBU) EmbOffs discussed Iceland's attendance plans for the 64th UN General Assembly with Greta Gunnarsdottir, head of the International and Security Affairs Directorate at the Icelandic MFA, on August 5. Gunnarsdottir said that Iceland's plans have not yet been finalized; however, she was able to share preliminary thoughts on who would be attending. Gunnarsdottir expects Iceland to send a three person delegation consisting of the Foreign Minister, the Political Advisor to the Minister and herself. It does not appear as though Iceland will be seeking high level talks with U.S. officials, and the entire Icelandic contingent is expected to leave shortly after the Foreign Minister addresses the General Assembly. ¶A. The Icelandic Head of State, President Olafur Ragnar Grimsson, is not/not expected to attend UNGA. ¶B. The Icelandic Head of Government, Prime Minister Johanna Sigurdardottir, is not/not expected to attend UNGA. ¶C. The Icelandic Foreign Minister, Ossur Skarphedinsson, is expected to attend UNGA. --Name and Title: Ossur Skarphedinsson, Foreign Minister. --Arrival and Departure Dates: Exact arrival and departure dates are unknown; however, the Foreign Minister is expected to leave shortly after addressing the General Assembly on September 26. --Attendance of spouse: The spouse of the Foreign Minister is not expected to attend. --Interpretation needs: No interpretation is necessary. ¶D. There are no/no VIPs from Iceland expected to attend UNGA. ¶E. The Foreign Ministry official responsible for IO affairs, Greta Gunnarsdottir, is expected to attend UNGA. --Name and Title: Greta Gunnarsdottir, Director General of the International and Security Affairs Directorate at MFA. --Arrival and Departure Dates: Exact arrival and departure dates are unknown; however, this official is expected to leave shortly after the Foreign Minister addresses the General Assembly on September 26. --Attendance of spouse: The spouse of this official is not expected to attend. --Interpretation needs: No interpretation is necessary. ¶2. (U) Post will update this information as additional details become available. KLOPFENSTEIN