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Viewing cable 09REYKJAVIK132, 64TH UN GENERAL ASSEMBLY: PRELIMINARY INFORMATION ON

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Reference ID Created Released Classification Origin
09REYKJAVIK132 2009-08-06 15:03 2011-01-13 05:05 UNCLASSIFIED//FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY Embassy Reykjavik
VZCZCXRO6476
PP RUEHAG RUEHAST RUEHDA RUEHDBU RUEHDF RUEHFL RUEHIK RUEHKW RUEHLA
RUEHLN RUEHLZ RUEHNP RUEHPOD RUEHROV RUEHSK RUEHSL RUEHSR RUEHVK
RUEHYG
DE RUEHRK #0132 2181509
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
P 061509Z AUG 09
FM AMEMBASSY REYKJAVIK
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 4131
RUCNDT/USMISSION USUN NEW YORK PRIORITY 0097
INFO RUEHZL/EUROPEAN POLITICAL COLLECTIVE PRIORITY
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. 
 
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