Dec 17 1979 • 1834 • State-Georgetown • 324921

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ORIGIN RP-10
INFO OCT-00 ARA-11 ADS-00 SR-04 AID-05 EA-10 CIAE-00 INR-10 NSAE-00 SP-02 INRE-00 /052 R
DRAFTED BY RP:LAMARINELLI:ND
APPROVED BY RP:JABAKER
ARA:RMCCOY
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O 171834Z DEC 79
FM SECSTATE WASHDC
TO AMEMBASSY GEORGETOWN IMMEDIATE
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E.O. 12065: N/A
TAGS: SREF
SUBJECT: REFUGEE RESETTLEMENT — VISIT OF WORLD REFLIEF PROJECT DESIGN TEAM
REF: STATE 320179

1. WE HAVE BEEN INFORMED THAT A PROJECT DESIGN TEAM HEADED BY ANDY BISHOP OF WORLD RELIEF WILL ARRIVE GEORGETOWN LATE AFTERNOON TUESDAY VIA PRIVATE AIRCRAFT. PURPOSE OF THEIR VISIT IS TO SURVEY SITES FOR THE RESETTLEMENT OF 1,500 INDOCHINESE REFUGEES AND INITIATE PLANNING FOR THAT PROJECT.

2. BISHOP PLANS TO MEET WITH PM BURNHAM TO TIE DOWN DETAILS OF PROJECT AND POSSIBLY DISCUSS FOLLOW-ON PROJECT OF LARGE SCALE. BISHOP HIMSELF ONLY SCHEDULED TO STAY IN GUYANA FOR A FEW DAYS, MOST OF WHICH TIME HE WILL BE PARTICIPATING IN SITE SURVEYS WITH THE TEAM. HE WOULD LIKE AN OPPORTUNITY TO BRIEF THE AMBASSADOR ABOUT THE PROJECT AND HIS MEETING

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WITH BURNHAM AND WOULD APPRECIATE AN OPPORTUNITY TO DO SO SOON AFTER HIS ARRIVAL TUESDAY IF THAT IS POSSIBLE. HE INDICATED HE WOULD ATTEMPT TO CONTACT THE AMBASSADOR AS SOON AS POSSIBLE AFTER HIS ARRIVAL.

3. BISHOP IS PLANNING TO STAY AT THE PEGASUS HOTEL.

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