March 7, 1979 • 1335 • Georgetown-State • 1008

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P 071335Z MAR 79
FM AMEMBASSY GEORGETOWN
TO SECSTATE WASHDC 9132
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E.O. 12065: NA
TAGS: OREP, PINS, GY
SUBJ: HOUSE FOREIGN AFFAIRS COMMITTEE.
REF: STATE 50207

1. REFTEL ADVISED THAT EMBASSY THAT STAFF MEMBERS OF THE HFAC WOULD BE TRAVELING TO GUYANA DURING WEEK OF MARCH 11 AS PART OF THE INQUIRY INTO JONESTOWN DIRECTED BY THE CHAIRMAN. HOUSE FOREIGN AFFAIRS COMMITTEE.

2. EMBASSY NEEDS AS SOON AS POSSIBLE THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION: (A) NAMES OF THE STAFF DEL AS WELL AS POSSPORT NUMBERS (IF AT ALL POSSIBLE VISAS SHOULD BE OBTAINED BEFORE STAFF DEL TRAVELS); (B) OBLIGATION NUMBERS WHICH MIGHT BE CITED TO COVER COST OF RENTAL VEHICLES AND CHARTER OF AIRCRAFT (REFTEL INDICATES THAT STAFF DEL PROPOSES TO VISIT JONESTOWN WHICH REQUIRES THE CHARTER OF AN AIRCRAFT).

3. AS DEPARTMENT KNOWS OFFICE SPACE IS VERY TIGHT AT THIS MISSION. IT IS OUR INTENTION TO LOCATE THE STAFF DEL IN AID OFFICE SPACE. (AID DIRECTOR AND DEPTUY WILL BE IN WASHINGTON ON CONSULATATION DURING WEEK OF MARCH 11.) WE WILL ATTEMPT TO MAKE THE STAFF AS COMFORTABLE AS POSSIBLE AND FURNISH WHATEVER SUPPORT WE CAN WITHIN OUR

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4. STAFF DEL SHOULD BE ADVISED THAT THERE IS A LOCAL HOLIDAY FALLING IN THE WEEK OF MARCH 11 (MARCH 14).

5. ADMIN OFFICER FRANKLIN ENGLISH WILL BE CONTROL OFFICER FOR STAFF DEL.

BURKE

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