May 15, 1979 • 1243 • Georgetown-State • 2126

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R 151243Z MAY 79
FM AMEMBASSY GEORGETOWN
TO SECSTATE WASHDC 9643
UNCLAS GEORGETOWN 2126

E.O. 12065: NA
TAGS: OTRA, GY
SUBJ: PEOPLE’S TEMPLE: VISIT OF REBECCA E. MOORE
REF: STATE 117395

1. EMBASSY WILL BE PLEASED TO MEET WITH MS. REBECCA E. MOORE AND MR. FIELDING MCGHEE [MCGEHEE] TO DISCUSS JONESTOWN TRAGEDY, AND TO OTHERWISE ASSIST AS APPROPRIATE. MS. MOORE AND MR. MCGHEE SHOULD BE ADVISED THAT EMBASSY NOT ABLE TO MAKE ITS FILES ON JONESTOWN AND PEOPLES TEMPLE AVAILABLE TO VISITORS AND THAT AND REQUEST FOR SUCH MATERIAL MUST BE REFERRED TO DEPARTMENT.

2. SUGGEST DEPARTMENT INFORM VISITORS THAT VISIT TO JONESTOWN, IF DESIRED, WILL REQUIRE APPROVAL OF GUYANESE AUTHORITIES AND VEHICULAR TRANSPORTATION FROM MATTHEWS RIDGE TO PORT KAITUMA (ALTHOUGH PRIMITIVE TRANSPORTATION AVAILABLE ALSO) AND FROM PORT KAITUMA TO JONESTOWN PROBLEMATICAL WITHOUT THE COOPERATION OF GOG. DEPT MAY ALSO WISH TO SUGGEST TO VISITORS THAT THEIR PLANS BE FULLY DISCUSSED WITH GOG EMBASSY WASHINGTON.

BURKE
UNCLASSIFIED

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