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Cablegate: Assignment to Colombo

Published: Fri 14 Aug 2009 07:35 PM
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FM SECSTATE WASHDC
TO AMEMBASSY COLOMBO 5764
UNCLAS STATE 085075
SIPDIS
E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: CE AMGT APER
SUBJECT: ASSIGNMENT TO COLOMBO
REF: COLOMBO 802
To Charge Moore and Embassy Colombo:
Thank you for your warm welcome and for all your work
preparing for my arrival. I am very happy to return to South
Asia and especially delighted to have the chance to lead our
Mission to Colombo and Male.
My special thanks to you, Jim, for your superlative
leadership over the summer.
I look forward to meeting all of you and continuing the
exceptional service you are already performing.
Regards, Pat Butenis
CLINTON
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