DOS Cable re: Under Secretary of State Dobriansky Meeting with British Political Director Ricketts and Others

State Department cable concerning Under Sec. of State Dobriansky's meeting with several European and Asian leaders to discuss Guantanamo detainees; the effort to end human trafficking; and the war on terrorism. The cable is long and large portions are redacted.

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Cable
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Thursday, January 31, 2002
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Wednesday, December 29, 2004
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FM SECSTATE WASHDC
TO AMEMBASSY ASHGABAT IMMEDIATE

S E C R E T STATE 018806

OFFICIAL INFORMAL

E.O. 12958: DECL: 1/30/12
TAGS: AMGT
SUBJECT: OFFICIAL-INFORMAL FOR A/S JONES

ASHGABAT FOR JOHN JACOBS AND AMBASSADOR KENNEDY

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D.

1.
(U) PLEASE PASS TO KAREN DECKER AND A/S JONES.

2.
(C) STAFF MEETING NOTES

BUREAU OF EUROPEAN AND EURASIAN AFFAIRS
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STAFF MEETING NOTES
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 30, 2002

ACTING ASSISTANT SECRETARY CHARLES RIES

-A/S BOLTON PROVIDED A MEMO TO THE SECRETARY ON HIS
CONVERSATIONS WITH MAMEDOV. A MEETING IS SCHEDULED TODAY
WITH HADLEY.

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UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF STATE REVIEW AUTHORITY: SHARON E AHMAD DATE/CASE ID: 03 NOV 2004 200303827
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-AIDS FUND: U/S DOBRIANKSY REPORTED THAT THE GLOBAL FUND
WILL CALL FOR PROPOSALS THAT WILL BE REVIEWED AND APPROVED
AT THE MEETING SCHEDULED FOR APRIL.
-A/S EATON NOTED THAT THE SECRETARY WILL STOP BY THE
OVERSEAS SCHOOLS ADVISORY COUNCIL MEETING TODAY.
-IIP HAD TRANSLATIONS OF THE STATE OF THE UNION MESSAGE
OUT IN 5 LANGUAGES BY MIDNIGHT.

A/S JONES RETURNS ON FRIDAY, WITH AN APPOINTMENT
SCHEDULED ON FRIDAY AFTERNOON WITH BRITISH POLITICAL
DIRECTOR RICKETTS. UBI SHOULD PLAN TO PREPARE BRIEFING
INFORMATION AS LATE AS FRIDAY A.M. SO THAT IT WILL BE
TIMELY.
-A/S JONES REQUESTED THAT EACH OFFICE PROVIDE A 1-2
PARAGRAPH UPDATE COVERING THE SENSE OF THE WEEK AHEAD

(SUBSTANTIVE/POLICY ISSUES, VISITORS, ETC). THIS INFO

MUST BE SUBMITTED TO THE STAFF ASSISTANTS BY 4:00 TODAY.

STAFF ASSISTANTS WILL SEND THE INFO VIA E-MAIL TONIGHT.

-P/DAS RIES WILL ACCOMPANY THE SECRETARY TO THE DAVOS

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CONFERENCE IN NYC, WHERE S WILL HOLD BILATS WITH ROBERTSON
AND VEDRINE.

DAS PIFER
-THERE WILL BE A UKRAINIAN PCC TODAY

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WE
-THE FRENCH AMBASSADOR AT LARGE FOR HUMAN RIGHTS WILL SEE
U/S DOBRIANSKY TODAY.

RUS
-RUSSIAN PM KASYANOV ARRIVES TODAY. THE VP OFFICE
SCHEDULING MAY OVERRIDE SOME APPOINTMENTS WITH OTHER
CABINET OFFICERS.

ERA
-EU HIGH REP SOLANA, PLUS 3-4 PEOPLE, WILL MEET TODAY
WITH THE SECRETARY. SOLANA WILL MEET WITH DR. RICE AND
VP CHENEY TOMORROW.

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-UN SANCTIONS COMMITTEE WILL MEET TO ADD NEW NAMES TO THE
LIST OF TERRORIST GROUPS
-THE SECRETARY WILL CHAIR THE FIRST CABINET-LEVEL MEETING
OF THE TASK FORCE ON TRAFFICKING IN PERSONS (TIP). LATER,
U/S DOBRIANSKY WILL CHAIR THE GROUP.

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-A LUNCH WILL BE HELD TODAY ON CAPITAL HILL HOSTED BY THE
CONGRESSIONAL STUDY ON GERMANY TO HONOR GERMAN NAVAL
COMMANDER MEDING OF THE SHIP LUTJENS WHO BROUGHT ALL OF

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HIS MEN ON DECK IN UNIFORM, HOLDING A SUPPORTIVE SIGN, AND
FLYING THE AMERICAN FLAG AT HALF MAST AS THEY PASSED A US
SHIP RIGHT AFTER SEPTEMBER 11.

SCE •
-NOTED THAT IN THE STATE OF THE UNION MESSAGE THE
PRESIDENT MENTIONED BOSNIA IN THE CONTEXT OF THE WAR
AGAINST TERRORISM.

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-THE PM, FM, AND DFM OF KAZAKHSTAN HAVE BEEN RETAINED

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-NOTED NEWS COVERAGE REMARKING THAT FOLLOWING SHAM
ELECTIONS IN UZBEKISTAN, THE US TRIPLED ITS AID.
-TASK FORCE FOX COMMANDER QUOTED AS SAYIN HE EXPECTS TO
BE EXTENDED.
-NOTED THAT CHANGE OF GOVERNMENT IN ALBANIA HAS BEEN
PEACEFUL.

3. (C) DAILY ACTIVITY REPORT

DAILY ACTIVITY REPORT
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 30, 2002

EUR/SE

(C) GREECE - FM PAPANDREOU AND THE OLYMPIC TRUCE:
PAPANDREOU HAS SENT A SENIOR MFA OFFICIAL TO PAKISTAN AND
INDIA TO ENCOURAGE BOTH COUNTRIES TO OBSERVE A TRUCE
DURING THE SALT LAKE OLYMPICS. HE ANNOUNCED THAT A
SIMILAR EFFORT WOULD BE MADE WITH ISRAEL AND PALESTINIAN
TERRITORIES. MEANWHILE, UN RESOLUTION ON THIS ISSUE
CONTINUES TO REFER TO OLYMPIC TRUCE AS SAFE PASSAGE FOR
ATHLETES, IN LINE WITH THE USG POSITION. (RECINOS, X7­6970)

EUR/UMB

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(U) EMOTIONAL CEREMONY AT THE FRENCH SENATE IN

COMMEMORATION OF SEPTEMBER 11: PA PARIS ORGANIZED EMBASSY
PARTICIPATION IN--AND FRENCH MEDIA COVERAGE OF--A MOVING
CEREMONY AT THE FRENCH SENATE ON 1/30. THE CHARGE, THE
PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE, AND MRS. JACQUES CHIRAC PLANTED
AN AMERICAN OAK TREE ON THE SENATE GROUNDS IN MEMORY OF
THE VICTIMS OF 9-11. A VOCALIST FROM THE NYPD SANG, AND
WAS OVERCOME WITH EMOTION. THE PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE •
ALSO CHOKED UP AND WAS FORCED TO BREAK OFF HIS REMARKS AT
ONE POINT. POST EXPECTS EXTENSIVE COVERAGE IN THE FRENCH
MEDIA, AND CNN, CBS.AND AP-TV ALSO FILMED THE EVENT.

(EUR/PPD ROBERT HILTON, 647-5252)

(U) COPENHAGEN PROGRAM FOR ASST. USTR NANCY ADAMS: PA
COPENHAGEN PROGRAMMED BRUSSELS-BASED ASSISTANT USTR NANCY
ADAMS WITH DANISH COUNTERPARTS IN•ADVANCE OF THE DANISH EU
PRESIDENCY. THE PROGRAM ALSO INVOLVED KEY PD CONTACTS. AND
JOURNALISTS, AND CULMINATED WITH A SPEECH TO THE DANISH-
AMERICAN BUSINESS FORUM. (EUR/PPD GREG ELFTMANN, 7-8519)

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EUR PRESS ISSUES

STATE OF THE UNION ADDRESS;*MIDDLE EAST

FRANCE: GOVERNMENT-RUN FRANCE INTER RADIO: "LAST NIGHT
AMERICA THE CHALLENGED, AMERICA THE VICTORIOUS SHARED IN
ITS OWN EXALTATION. BUT WHERE IS THE U.S. GOING...? THE
MORE PRESIDENT BUSH SPOKE OF EVIL AND OF IRAN, IRAQ AND
NORTH KOREA, THE LESS WE UNDERSTOOD HIS FOREIGN POLICY,
BECAUSE BEYOND GOOD AND EVIL, THERE IS REALITY. THE U.S.
NEEDED IRAN IN ITS FIGHT AGAINST THE TALIBAN REGIME.... IT
IS A FACT THAT SADDAM HUSSEIN DOES NOT INSPIRE CONFIDENCE.
BUT NONE OF AMERICA'S ARAB ALLIES WANTS A WAR AGAINST IRAQ
AND NEITHER DOES EUROPE...."
GERMANY: LEFT-OF-CENTER SPIEGEL/ONLINE: "[PRESIDENT
BUSH'S] SPEECH...LEFT OUT TWO NAMES ENTIRELY: OSAMA BIN
LADEN AND ENRON. BUSH APPEARED RELUCTANT TO REMIND HIS
LISTENERS OF THE FACT THAT BIN LADEN HAS ESCAPED. AND HE
ADDRESSED THE ENRON DEBACLE, HIS FIRST SCANDAL, ONLY
INDIRECTLY.NO MATTER HOW ROSY A PICTURE BUSH PAINTED, THE
COUNTRY'S FINANCES ARE NOT LOOKING TOO GOOD. SOME
OBSERVERS ARE ALREADY WONDERING WHETHER BUSH WANTS TO
RETURN TO THE GIGANTIC BUDGET DEFICITS OF THE REAGAN ERA."

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HUNGARY: CONSERVATIVE DAILY MAGYAR NEMZET: "THE HOPE FOR
PEACE IN THE MIDDLE EAST IS GONE.... THE UNITED STATES HAS
UNFORTUNATELY WITHDRAWN SPECIAL ENVOY ZINNI FROM THE
REGION. HE WOULD HAVE MAINTAINED SOME HOPE FOR
SETTLEMENT. THE NUMBER ONE POWER OF THE WORLD IS IN A
DIFFICULT BALANCING SITUATION. WITHOUT CONTROL, HELL
COULD BREAK LOOSE IN ISRAEL."

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4. (S) EUR WEEK AHEAD

EUR WEEK AHEAD
JANUARY 30, 2002

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LATVIAN PRESIDENT VIKE-FREIBERGA VISIT: LATVIAN PRESIDENT
VIKE-FRIEBERGA WILL MEET WITH VICE PRESIDENT CHENEY AND
SECRETARY POWELL IN SEPARATE MEETINGS FEBRUARY 5. SHE AND

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EUR/WE

GUANTANAMO ACCESS ISSUES ARE LIKELY TO CONTINUE TO DEMAND
OUR ATTENTION. JANUARY 26-29, A GOF TEAM FINALLY GOT
ACCESS,I

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ON FEBRUARY 4 AT 0830 RUSSIAN PM KASYANOV MEETS WITH THE PRESIDENT. HE SEES THE SECRETARY THURSDAY JANUARY 31, WHERE WE WILL ALSO EXCHANGE THE INSTRUMENTS OF RATIFICATION FOR THE MLAT. EMPHASIS IS EXPECTED TO BE ON THE ECONOMIC, BUSINESS AND TRADE COMPONENT OF THE RELATIONSHIP. I
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UPCOMING EVENTS INCLUDE:

? POLISH NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISOR SIWIEC IN WASHINGTON
FEBRUARY 4-5; WILL MEET WITH YOU, NSA RICE, AND S/CT
TAYLOR ON FEB. 5.
? ROMANIAN FM GEOANA IN WASHINGTON FEB. 4-7; WILL MEET U/S
DOBRIANSKY (FEB. 4) AND DEPSEC ARMITAGE (FEB. 5).

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? ROMANIAN PRESIDENT ILIESCU TO ATTEND THE NATIONAL PRAYER

BREAKFAST; NO OFFICIAL USG MEETINGS, BUT WILL CO-HOST
WITH FORMER AMBASSADOR TO ROMANIA AL MOSES A FEB. 7
LUNCHEON, TO WHICH YOU HAVE BEEN INVITED.
? HUNGARIAN-MINISTER OF EDUCATION PALINKAS IN WASHINGTON
FEBRUARY 11; WILL MEET SECRETARY PAIGE AND WILL BE

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KEYNOTE SPEAKER AT THE FEBRUARY 12 HUNGARIAN KOSSUTH
GALA, AT WHICH U/S DOBRIANSKY WILL ALSO MAKE REMARKS.
? DAVOS IN NEW YORK: POLISH PRESIDENT KWASNIEWSKI AS WELL
AS ROMANIAN PM NASTASE AND FM GEOANA WILL PARTICIPATE;
NO OFFICIAL USG MEETINGS.
? HUNGARIAN PM ORBAN IN BOSTON FEBRUARY 10-11 TO RECEIVE
AN HONORARY DEGREE FROM TUFTS UNIVERSITY. NO USG
MEETINGS.

ISSUES:

BI

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(SBU) KAZAKHSTAN: NEWLY APPOINTED FOREIGN MINISTER TOKAYEV ARRIVES IN NEW YORK JANUARY 31 FOR THE WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM. HE WILL STOP IN WASHINGTON FEBRUARY 3-5, AND MEETS WITH VICE PRESIDENT CHENEY (11:00 A.M.), DR. RICE (2:15 P.M.) AND THE SECRETARY (3:30 P.M.). A MEETING WITH SECRETARY ABRAHAM HAS NOT BEEN CONFIRMED.
(SBU) KYRGYZ REPUBLIC: THE ECONOMIC DELEGATION LED BY DEPUTY PRIME MINISTER TANAYEV ARRIVES FEBRUARY 11 FOR MEETINGS AT THE DEPARTMENT, NSC, TREASURY, AGRICULTURE, USAID, AND IFIS FEBRUARY 12-14.
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UNITED KINGDOM:

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(SBU) THE HOUSE OF COMMONS DEFENCE COMMITTEE WILL MEET WITH U/S BOLTON AND U/S GROSSMAN ON FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 8. WE EXPECT THEY WILL RAISE THE WAR AGAINST TERRORISM, MISSILE DEFENCE, AND ESDP, AMONG OTHER TOPICS. BELGIUM:
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NORTHERN IRELAND:
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FIRST MINISTER DAVID TRIMBLE AND DEPUTY FIRST MINISTER
MARK DURKAN WILL BE IN WASHINGTON NEXT WEEK. AN
APPOINTMENT REQUEST TO MEET WITH THE SECRETARY HAS GONE
FORWARD. THEY ARE SCHEDULED TO MEET WITH HAASS AND WITH
NSA RICE. AS USUAL, THEY WILL MEET WITH CONGRESSIONAL
FRIENDS OF IRELAND.

(U)
SECRETARY OF STATE FOR NORTHERN IRELAND JOHN REID WILL
BE IN WASHINGTON FEBRUARY 10-12. HE WILL MEET WITH THE
SECRETARY AND HAASS ON FEBRUARY 11. THE WHITE HOUSE IS
TRYING TO SCHEDULE A MEETING WITH RIDGE AND/OR RICE. REID
WOULD ALSO LIKE TO MEET WITH ASHCROFT. HE IS ALSO
EXPECTED TO MEET WITH SEVERAL CONGRESSMEN.

EUR/ACE

VISIT OF STABILITY PACT COORDINATOR: ON MONDAY AND

TUESDAY, DR. ERHARD BUSEK, THE NEW COORDINATOR OF THE

STABILITY PACT, WILL BE IN WASHINGTON, ACCOMPANIED BY HIS

DEPUTY, FSO DON KURSCH AND ANOTHER AMERICAN, VERA BUDWAY,

WHO SERVES AS HIS SPECIAL ASSISTANT AND LIAISON ON SECI

ISSUES. YOU HAVE A 10:30 MEETING WITH THEM ON MONDAY IN

YOUR OFFICE, WHICH BILL TAYLOR, BILLS DEPUTY JOHN RIDDLE

(WHO WILL REPLACE KURSH THIS SUMMER), JANET BOGUE AND OUR

STABILITY PACT COORDINATOR, KAREN VOLKER, WILL ALSO

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ATTEND. BUSEK WILL ALSO MEET WITH THE WORLD BANKS

JOHANNES LINN, SENATORS GEORGE VOINOVICH AND PAUL

SARBANES, TREASURY DAS NANCY LEE, THE NSCS GREG SCHULTE,

EB ASSISTANT SECRETARY TON-Y- WAYNE, AND USAID ASSISTANT

ADMINISTRATOR KENT HILL. WE HAVE WORKED WELL WITH BUSEK

IN HIS ROLE AS SECI COORDINATOR (A POSITION HE STILL

HOLDS) AND WANT TO BE SUPPORTIVE OF HIS EFFORTS IMPROVE

THE EFFECTIVENESS OF THE STABILITY PACT.

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FY 03 BUDGET ROLL-OUT: ACE HAS BEEN ASKED BY S/RPP TO

PARTICIPATE IN THE ROLL-OUT OF THE DEPARTMENTS FISCAL

YEAR 2003 CONGRESSIONAL BUDGET REQUEST ON MONDAY AND

TUESDAY AT MEETINGS ON THE HOUSE AND SENATE SIDES OF

CAPITOL HILL, AND AT A PRESS CONFERENCE IN THE DEPARTMENT.

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HILL CONSULTATIONS: WITH OUR APPROPRIATIONS BILLS SIGNED
AND PASSED, WE NEED TO FINISH OUR HILL BRIEFINGS SO WE CAN
BEGIN SPENDING SEED AND FSA FUNDING. WE HAVE DONE THIS
WITH THE HOUSE, BUT TRAVEL SCHEDULES PREVENTED US FROM
DOING THIS ON THE SENATE SIDE UNTIL NEXT WEEK. THREE

IMPORTANT MEETINGS WITH SENATE STAFFERS, WHO WILL BE LED
BY TIM RIESER, THE MAJORITY CLERK ON THE FOREIGN
OPERATIONS APPROPRIATIONS SUBCOMMITTEE, ARE ON THE AGENDA.

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BILL TAYLOR, USAID ASSISTANT ADMINISTRATOR KENT HILL AND
MEMBERS OF THEIR STAFFS WILL BRIEF SENATE APPROPRIATORS ON
OUR PROPOSED ALLOCATIONS OF SEED AND FSA FUNDS ON
WEDNESDAY. MOST OF THE MEETING WILL BE TAKEN US WITH
NEGOTIATIONS OVER CERTAIN SOFT EARMARKS. EARLIER IN
JANUARY, WE HELD A SIMILAR MEETING WITH HOUSE
APPROPRIATIONS STAFF. JANET BOGUE AND PAUL JONES WILL '
JOIN PART OF THIS MEETING TO DISCUSS HOW WE WILL IMPLEMENT
RESTRICTIONS ON COUNTRIES THAT HARBOR WAR CRIMINALS (THE
LAUTENBERG AMENDMENT).

ON THURSDAY, WE WILL MEET AGAIN ON THE WAR CRIMES ISSUE,
AT RIESERS INSISTENCE, WITH HUMAN RIGHTS NGOS IN
ATTENDANCE.

EUR/AGS

CHANCELLOR SCHROEDER HAS DINNER WITH THE PRESIDENT
THURSDAY, JANUARY 31. \

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THE WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM IS IN NEW YORK FEBRUARY 1-2.

THREE SWISS MINISTERS WILL ATTEND. THE FINANCE MINISTER,

WHO IS ALSO THIS YEAR'S .FEDERAL PRESIDENT, WILL MEET WITH

TREASURY SECRETARY O'NEILL.

WE CONTINUE TRYING TO CREATE BOTH PUBLIC AND GOVERNMENTAL

SUPPORT FOR THE F-16 PACKAGE IN AUSTRIA.

EUR/PPD

YOUR BRIEFING WITH DEPARTMENT PRESS CORPS: YOU ARE

SCHEDULED TO PARTICIPATE IN AN ON-THE-RECORD BRIEFING WITH

THE DEPARTMENT PRESS CORPS ON YOUR TRIP. THE BRIEFING IS

SCHEDULED FOR FEBRUARY 7 FROM 1100-1200 IN ROOM 1408. THE

EUR PRESS OFFICERS HAVE RECEIVED NUMEROUS INQUIRIES FROM

THE PRESS CORPS ABOUT YOUR TRIP TO CENTRAL ASIA, AND THIS

BRIEFING WILL GIVE YOU AN OPPORTUNITY TO HIGHLIGHT THE

EVOLUTION OF OUR POLICIES TOWARD THESE COUNTRIES.

OP-ED ON GUANTANAMO: EUR/PPD HAS DRAFTED AN OP-ED ON
GUANTANAMO AND DETAINEES FOR LOCAL LANGUAGE PLACEMENT BY
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POSTS WITH AMBASSADORS' SIGNATURES.I

VIDEO PRESS CONFERENCE FEB, 6 WITH LATVIAN PRESIDENT VAIRA
VIKE-FREIBERGA: EUR/PPD WILL HOST A DIGITAL VIDEO PRESS
CONFERENCE FEBRUARY 6 WITH VISITING LATVIAN PRESIDENT
VAIRA VIKE-FREIBERGA AND DAS HEATHER CONLEY. THE DVC WILL
PROVIDE JOURNALISTS IN RIGA WITH THE LATEST STATE
DEPARTMENT POSITIONS ON US-LATVIAN RELATIONS, AND ACQUAINT
THEM WITH THE RESULTS OF PRESIDENT VIKE-FREIBERGA'S
FEBRUARY 5 MEETINGS WITH VICE PRESIDENT CHENEY AND
SECRETARY POWELL. VIDEO NEWS CLIPS OF THE FEBRUARY 5
MEETINGS WILL ALSO BE TAPED AND TRANSMITTED BY SATELLITE
TO LATVIA BY AETN.

VIDEO DOCUMENTARY ON U.S. HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE TO
AFGHANISTAN: EUR/PPD IS WORKING WITH AN OUTSIDE
CONTRACTOR TO PRODUCE A 20-MINUTE DOCUMENTARY ON U.S.

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HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE TO AFGHANISTAN, USING THE FOOTAGE
THAT WAS SHOT IN REFUGEE CAMPS IN NORTHERN PAKISTAN
EARLIER. THE VIDEO WILL SERVE AS AN INFORMATION/EDUCATION
TOOL FOR PUBLIC DIPLOMACY OUTREACH ACTIVITIES IN EUR, THE
MIDDLE EAST, AND SOUTH ASIA. WE HAVE REQUESTED
INTERVIEWS/STATEMENTS FROM SEC. POWELL AND USAID
ADMINISTRATOR NATSIOS TO BRING THE MESSAGE UP TO DATE.

INTERVIEWS WITH DEPUTY SECRETARY ARMITAGE: EUR/PPD IS
REQUESTING INTERVIEWS WITH D FOR SEVERAL EUROPEAN TV
JOURNALISTS. WE ARE AWAITING A RESPONSE FROM HIS STAFF ON

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HIS AVAILABILITY.

MYEROWITZ EXHIBITION: A/S PAT HARRISON WILL RECOMMEND
THAT THE SECRETARY HOST A MYEROWITZ EXHIBITION KICK-OFF
EVENT THE AFTERNOON OF FEBRUARY 27TH IN THE DEPARTMENT'S

' BEN FRANKLIN ROOM, WITH FORMER MAYOR GIULIANI AND THE
ARTIST PRESENT. THE SECRETARIAT WILL MANAGE THE GUEST
LIST-- LIMITED TO 300 (THE ROOM'S CAPACITY) DRAWN FROM THE
POOL OF PEOPLE WHO WORKED ON VARIOUS 9/11 TASK FORCE
PROJECTS. AFTER THE KICK-OFF, THE EXHIBIT WILL MOVE
DOWNSTAIRS TO THE EXHIBIT GALLERY FOR 2 WEEKS, WHERE IT
WILL BE ON OPEN DISPLAY FOR ALL DOS EMPLOYEES.

CENTRAL ASIAN JOURNALISTS TO DEPARTMENT: A GROUP OF NINE
CENTRAL ASIAN JOURNALISTS WILL VISIT THE DEPARTMENT ON
TUESDAY, FEB. 5. PA IS WORKING TO ARRANGE A "DROP-BY" FOR
THE SECRETARY DURING THEIR MEETING WITH A/S BOUCHER, AS HE
DID DURING A PREVIOUS CENTRAL ASIAN JOURNALIST PROGRAM.

EUR/PGI

WE ARE AWAITING WORD FROM THE SFRC AND HIRC REGARDING YOUR
OFFER TO BRIEF ON YOUR TRIP, AND WE BELIEVE THERE
CERTAINLY WILL BE INTEREST AT THE STAFF LEVEL.
ADDITIONALLY, CONGRESSMAN BEREUTER (R-NE) IS LEADING A
LARGE DELEGATION TO THE SEMI-ANNUAL NATO PARLIAMENTARY
ASSEMBLY IN BRUSSELS IN MID-FEBRUARY. YOUR BRIEFING FOR
BEREUTER AND SOME TEN MEMBERS WAS WELL-RECEIVED BEFORE THE
OTTAWA NPA LAST FALL, AND STAFF INDICATE THEY MAY WISH A
REPEAT APPEARANCE.

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AFGHAN WORKING GROUP PREPARATIONS ARE PROCEEDING WELL. WE

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UNDERSTAND THE GOR MAY FIELD A 15-MEMBER DELEGATION,

INCLUDING DFM SAFANOV IN ADDITION TO TRUBNIKOV. NO MAJOR

PUSHBACK FROM THE RUSSIANS ON THE AGENDA--THEY ARE KEEN TO

HEAR ABOUT OUR INTENTIONS IN CENTRAL ASIA OF COURSE. THE

PREBRIEF FOR THE DEPUTY SECRETARY IS SET FOR WEDNESDAY,

FEBRUARY 6. BRIGADIER GENERAL JEFFREY SCHLOESSER WILL

REPLACE KEITH DAYTON. AN INVITATION UNDER YOUR NAME WAS

SENT TO JD CROUCH WELCOMING OSD PARTICIPATION. EUGENE

DEWEY WAS CONFIRMED WEDNESDAY MORNING AS THE NEW A/S FOR

PRM. HE WILL BE PRESENTING AT AWG VICE ALAN KRECZKO.

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EUR/EX

LYNN DENT RETURNS FROM HIS REGIONAL TRAVEL TO MOSCOW,

FRANKFURT AND THE BALKANS FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 1, AND WILL BE

BACK IN THE OFFICE MONDAY MORNING. HE WAS SNOWED OUT OF

SKOPJE AND PRISTINA.

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ASTANA: EUR/EX HAD A SUCCESSFUL MEETING WITH OMB ON
WEDNESDAY REGARDING ASTANA. YOU CAN EXPECT TO SEE THE
ASTANA POST OPENING MEMO MOVING FORWARD TO THE HILL NEXT
WEEK OR SO.

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EUR/SCE

VISITING BALKAN LEADERS FOR THE NATIONAL PRAYER BREAKFAST:

MACEDONIAN PRESIDENT TRAJKOVSKI WILL MEET WITH THE

SECRETARY, DR. RICE, POSSIBLY RUMSFELD AND THE HILL

(FRAMEWORK AGREEMENT IMPLEMENTATION AND -BILATERAL
ASSISTANCE, NATO PROSPECTS, AND THE NAME ISSUE WITH
GREECE). CROATIAN DEPUTY PRIME MINISTER GRANIC WILL MEET
WITH. DEPUTY SECRETARY ARMITAGE (NATO, OSCE, AND ECONOMIC
COOPERATION). BOSNIAN ENTITY PRIME MINISTERS MLADEN
IVANIC AND ALIJA BEHMAN, AND FORMER RS PRIME MINSTER

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MILORAD DODIK, WILL MEET WITH JANET. A DELEGATION OF

ALBANIAN POLITICIANS IS EXPECTED TO ATTEND THE BREAKFAST,

BUT IN LIGHT OF ALBANIAN PRIME MINISTER META'S RECENT

RESIGNATION, THE COMPOSITION OF THE DELEGATION REMAINS

FLUID.

POLICY ISSUES: JANET AND BILL TAYLOR WILL BRIEF HILL
STAFF FEB. 6 ON OUR SERBIA CERTIFICATION STRATEGY. EU
BROKERED TALKS BETWEEN BELGRADE AND PODGORICA STILL SEEM
STALEMATED, AND EXPERTS WILL AGAIN MEET IN BRUSSELS ON
FEB. 4. COMMERCE WOULD LIKE TO ANNOUNCE A TDA FEASIBILITY
STUDY OF THE CONSTANTZA-OMISALJ BY-PASS PIPELINE DURING
CROATIAN ECONOMICS MINISTER FIZULIC'S TRIP WASHINGTON ON
FEB. 13-14 FOR A COMMERCE/ENERGY DEPT. SPONSORED ENERGY
CONFERENCE, BUT THE NSC IS WITHHOLDING SUPPORT PENDING
FURTHER DISCUSSIONS WITH TURKEY AND PROGRESS ON BTC
FINANCING. THE EU IS PREPARING A PROPOSAL FOR THE POLICE
FOLLOW-ON MISSION IN BOSNIA IN ADVANCE OF THE PIC STEERING
BOARD MEETING ON FEB 19-20 IN BRUSSELS. IN KOSOVO,
INTENSIVE EFFORTS TO FACILITATE AGREEMENT ON A GOVERNMENT
COALITION ARE LIKELY TO RESUME THE WEEK OF FEBRUARY 4.1

EUR/ERA

JAVIER SOLANA MET TODAY WITH THE SECRETARY AND WILL MEET
ON 1/31 WITH CONDOLEEZA RICE AND DEFENSE SECRETARY CHENEY,
PRIOR TO HEADING TO THE NEW YORK WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM,

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THE BURDEN?"). SIX EU COMMISSIONERS WILL BE AT DAVOS; U/S
LARSON WILL MEET WITH TRANSPORT/ENERGY COMMISSIONER DE
PALACIO,'

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