March 12, 1979 • 1800 • Georgetown-State • 1108

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O 121800Z MAR 79
FM AMEMBASSY GEORGETOWN
TO SECSTATE WASHDC IMMEDIATE 9162
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E.O. 12065: NA
TAGS: OREP, PINS, GY
SUBJT: CHAIRMAN ZABLOCKI’S REQUEST TO PRIMIN BURNHAM THAT HFAC STAFF MEMBERS INTERVIEW GOG OFFICIALS.
REF: A. STATE 050207 B. GEORGETOWN 0942

1. SINCE DELIVERING CHAIRMAN ZABLOCKI’S LETTER TO PRIMIN BURNHAM REQUESTING THAT HFAC STAFF MEMBERS BE PERMITTED TO INTERVIEW GUYANESE GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS (REFERTEL A), AMBASSADOR HAS ASKED FORMIN ON THREE SEPARATE OCCASIONS WHEN A REPLY MIGHT BE FORTHCOMING. THE DELAY, HE STATES, HAS PRINCIPALLY BEEN DUE TO THE PRESS OF THE OTHER URGENT BUSINESS SUCH AS FINAL CABINET CONSIDERATION OF THE BUDGET (WHICH IS TO BE PRESENTED IN PARLIAMENT TODAY, MARCH 12), AS WELL AS CABINET’S PREOCCUPATION WITH THE SEVERAL SERIOUS LABOR DISTRUBANCES WHICH HAVE PLAGUED GUYANA FOR THE LAST FORTNIGHT.

2. IN HIS LATEST CONVERSATION WITH AMBASSADOR OR THIS SUBJECT (MARCH 12), FORMIN SAID A FINAL DRAFT REPLY HAD BEEN PREPARED BY THE MINISTER OF JUSTICE AND HE WAS HOPEFUL THE DRAFT COULD BE PRESENTED TO THE

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PRIMIN FOR HIS APPROVAL AND SIGNATURE THIS AFTERNOON AFTER PARLIAMENT.

3. AS SOON AS OFFICIAL GOG RESPONSE HAS BEEN RECEIVED, ITS TEXT WILL BE FORWARDED TO THE DEPARTMENT BY IMMEDIATE CABLE.

BURKE

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