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04ROME1710 2004-05-03 09:06:00 UNCLASSIFIED//FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY Embassy Rome
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NAMES TITLES AND CONTACT NUMBERS FOR LEADING GOVT

Tags:   PGOV PREL IT 
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030906Z May 04
					  UNCLAS SECTION 01 OF 02 ROME 001710 

SIPDIS


S/ES-O

EU/WE

SENSITIVE

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PGOV PREL IT
SUBJECT: NAMES TITLES AND CONTACT NUMBERS FOR LEADING GOVT
AND POLITICAL FIGURES

REF: STATE 84543



1. SENSITIVE BUT UNCLASSIFIED, PLEASE PROTECT ACCORDINGLY.



2. (U) INFORMATION BELOW IS SLUGGED TO QUESTIONS REFTEL.



3. (SBU)



A. POST: EMBASSY ROME
DATE OF SUBMISSION: MAY 3, 2004



B. NAME OF HEAD OF GOVERNMENT: SILVIO BERLUSCONI.
TITLE: PRESIDENT OF THE COUNCIL OF MINISTERS (PRIME
MINISTER).
OFFICE SWITCHBOARD TELEPHONE NUMBER: (011)(39)(06) 67791.
RESIDENCE TELEPHONE AND CELL PHONE NUMBERS: NOT AVAILABLE.
COMMENTS: PM BERLUSCONI SPEAKS VERY LITTLE ENGLISH AND
NEEDS AN INTERPRETER. HE CAN ALWAYS BE REACHED THROUGH THE
OFFICE SWITCHBOARD, WHICH IS ALSO USED BY ITALIAN
GOVERNMENT MINISTERS AND OTHER HIGH LEVEL ITALIAN OFFICIALS
TO PATCH THEIR CALLS THROUGH TO THE PM. NOT ALL
SWITCHBOARD OPERATORS SPEAK ENGLISH.



C. NAME OF HEAD OF STATE: CARLO AZEGLIO CIAMPI.
TITLE: PRESIDENT OF THE ITALIAN REPUBLIC.
OFFICE SWITCHBOARD TELEPHONE NUMBER: (011)(39)(06) 46991.
RESIDENCE TELEPHONE AND CELL PHONE NUMBERS: NOT AVAILABLE.
COMMENTS: PRESIDENT CIAMPI SPEAKS ENGLISH. CALLS FOR HIM
ARE NORMALLY PATCHED THROUGH TO HIS DIPLOMATIC ADVISER,
AMBASSADOR ANTONIO PURI PURINI, WHO ALSO SPEAKS ENGLISH.
PRESIDENT CIAMPI CAN ALWAYS BE REACHED THROUGH THE OFFICE
SWITCHBOARD TELEPHONE NUMBER.



D. NAME OF FOREIGN MINISTER: FRANCO FRATTINI.
TITLE: MINISTER OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS.
OFFICE TELEPHONE NUMBERS: (011)(39)(06) 3691-2002;
(011)(39)(06) 3691-2012; (011)(39)(06) 3691-2016.
RESIDENCE TELEPHONE AND CELL PHONE NUMBERS: NOT AVAILABLE.
OFFICE SWITCHBOARD TELEPHONE NUMBER: (011)(39)(06) 36911.
COMMENTS: MINISTER FRATTINI'S ENGLISH IS WEAK. HE NEEDS
AN INTERPRETER.
FRATTINI'S CHIEF OF STAFF, CESARE RAGAGLINI, CAN BE REACHED
AT THE 2012 EXTENSION OR ON HIS CELL PHONE AT (011)(39)
329-430-8196.
MICHELE BAIANO, IN THE CABINET, CAN BE REACHED AT THE 2016
EXTENSION OR ON HIS CELL PHONE AT (011)(39) 348-318-9291.
RAGAGLINI AND BAIANO SPEAK ENGLISH.
IF NO ONE ANSWERS THE OFFICE EXTENSIONS OR THE CELL PHONES,
CALL THE OFFICE SWITCHBOARD. THEY WILL CONTACT FRATTINI'S
CHIEF OF STAFF, RAGAGLINI, AND PATCH THE CALL THROUGH TO
HIM. NOT EVERYONE AT THE SWITCHBOARD SPEAKS ENGLISH.



E. NAME OF DEFENSE MINISTER: ANTONIO MARTINO.
TITLE: MINISTER OF DEFENSE.
OFFICE TELEPHONE NUMBERS: (011)(39)(06) 4747-370;
(011)(39)(06) 482-7465.
RESTRICTED RESIDENCE TELEPHONE NUMBER: (011)(39)(06) 3325-


3434.
RESTRICTED WORK CELL PHONE NUMBER: (011)(39) 335-712-7930.
RESTRICTED CAR PHONE NUMBER: (011)(39) 335-712-7032.
EMERGENCY TELEPHONE NUMBERS: (011)(39)(06) 4691-2616;
(011)(39)(06) 4814-500.
COMMENTS: MINISTER MARTINO SPEAKS FLUENT ENGLISH.
HIS PERSONAL SECRETARY, MRS. MASSICCI, OR ONE OF HER
COLLEAGUES, WILL ANSWER THE OFFICE EXTENSIONS. ALL SPEAK
ENGLISH.
MARTINO CAN ALSO BE CONTACTED THROUGH HIS CHIEF OF
SECRETARIAT, GIUSEPPE MOLES, AT THE FOLLOWING OFFICE

SIPDIS
TELEPHONE NUMBER: (011)(39)(06) 4747-370. MOLES DOES NOT
SPEAK ENGLISH.
OR THROUGH HIS CHIEF OF STAFF, ADM. PAOLO LA ROSA, AT THE
FOLLOWING OFFICE TELEPHONE NUMBER: (011)(39)(06) 4824-440.
ADM. LA ROSA SPEAKS ENGLISH.
HOME PHONE NUMBER: THE NUMBER IS RESTRICTED. AN ANSWERING
MACHINE ANSWERS MARTINO'S HOME PHONE. BEGIN SPEAKING. IF
MARTINO IS HOME, HE WILL PICK UP THE PHONE AND ANSWER THE
CALL HIMSELF -- BUT FIRST HE MUST KNOW WHO IS CALLING.
WORK CELL PHONE AND CAR PHONE NUMBERS: THESE NUMBERS ARE
RESTRICTED. THEY WERE GIVEN PRIVATELY BY MINISTER MARTINO
TO AMBASSADOR SEMBLER. PLEASE KEEP CLOSE HOLD.
EMERGENCY TELEPHONE NUMBERS: CALL THESE IF THERE IS NO
ANSWER AT ANY OF THE OTHER NUMBERS. THE CALL WILL BE
PATCHED THROUGH TO MARTINO'S LOCATION. OPERATORS AT THE
EMERGENCY NUMBERS MAY OR MAY NOT SPEAK ENGLISH.



F. NAME OF PM BERLUSCONI'S DIPLOMATIC ADVISER: GIOVANNI

ROME 00001710 001.2 OF 002

S SLUGGED TO QUESTIONS REFTEL.



3. (SBU)



A. POST: EMBASSY ROME
DATE OF SUBMISSION: MAY 3, 2004



B. NAME OF HEAD OF GOVERNMENT: SILVIO BERLUSCONI.
TITLE: PRESIDENT OF THE COUNCIL OF MINISTERS (PRIME
MINISTER).
OFFICE SWITCHBOARD TELEPHONE NUMBER: (011)(39)(06) 67791.
RESIDENCE TELEPHONE AND CELL PHONE NUMBERS: NOT AVAILABLE.
COMMENTS: PM BERLUSCONI SPEAKS VERY LITTLE ENGLISH AND
NEEDS AN INTERPRETER. HE CAN ALWAYS BE REACHED THROUGH THE
OFFICE SWITCHBOARD, WHICH IS ALSO USED BY ITALIAN
GOVERNMENT MINISTERS AND OTHER HIGH LEVEL ITALIAN OFFICIALS
TO PATCH THEIR CALLS THROUGH TO THE PM. NOT ALL
SWITCHBOARD OPERATORS SPEAK ENGLISH.



C. NAME OF HEAD OF STATE: CARLO AZEGLIO CIAMPI.
TITLE: PRESIDENT OF THE ITALIAN REPUBLIC.
OFFICE SWITCHBOARD TELEPHONE NUMBER: (011)(39)(06) 46991.
RESIDENCE TELEPHONE AND CELL PHONE NUMBERS: NOT AVAILABLE.
COMMENTS: PRESIDENT CIAMPI SPEAKS ENGLISH. CALLS FOR HIM
ARE NORMALLY PATCHED THROUGH TO HIS DIPLOMATIC ADVISER,
AMBASSADOR ANTONIO PURI PURINI, WHO ALSO SPEAKS ENGLISH.
PRESIDENT CIAMPI CAN ALWAYS BE REACHED THROUGH THE OFFICE
SWITCHBOARD TELEPHONE NUMBER.



D. NAME OF FOREIGN MINISTER: FRANCO FRATTINI.
TITLE: MINISTER OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS.
OFFICE TELEPHONE NUMBERS: (011)(39)(06) 3691-2002;
(011)(39)(06) 3691-2012; (011)(39)(06) 3691-2016.
RESIDENCE TELEPHONE AND CELL PHONE NUMBERS: NOT AVAILABLE.
OFFICE SWITCHBOARD TELEPHONE NUMBER: (011)(39)(06) 36911.
COMMENTS: MINISTER FRATTINI'S ENGLISH HAS IMPROVED DURING
HIS TIME IN OFFICE. HE NO LONGER USES AN INTERPRETER
DURING TELEPHONE CONVERSATIONS.
FRATTINI'S CHIEF OF STAFF, CESARE RAGAGLINI, CAN BE REACHED
AT THE 2012 EXTENSION OR ON HIS CELL PHONE AT (011)(39)
329-430-8196.
MICHELE BAIANO, IN THE CABINET, CAN BE REACHED AT THE 2016
EXTENSION OR ON HIS CELL PHONE AT (011)(39) 348-318-9291.
RAGAGLINI AND BAIANO SPEAK ENGLISH.
IF NO ONE ANSWERS THE OFFICE EXTENSIONS OR THE CELL PHONES,
CALL THE OFFICE SWITCHBOARD. THEY WILL CONTACT FRATTINI'S
CHIEF OF STAFF, RAGAGLINI, AND PATCH THE CALL THROUGH TO
HIM. NOT EVERYONE AT THE SWITCHBOARD SPEAKS ENGLISH.



E. NAME OF DEFENSE MINISTER: ANTONIO MARTINO.
TITLE: MINISTER OF DEFENSE.
OFFICE TELEPHONE NUMBERS: (011)(39)(06) 4747-370;
(011)(39)(06) 482-7465.
RESTRICTED RESIDENCE TELEPHONE NUMBER: (011)(39)(06) 3325-


3434.
RESTRICTED WORK CELL PHONE NUMBER: (011)(39) 335-712-7930.
RESTRICTED CAR PHONE NUMBER: (011)(39) 335-712-7032.
EMERGENCY TELEPHONE NUMBERS: (011)(39)(06) 4691-2616;
(011)(39)(06) 4814-500.
COMMENTS: MINISTER MARTINO SPEAKS FLUENT ENGLISH.
HIS PERSONAL SECRETARY, MRS. MASSICCI, OR ONE OF HER
COLLEAGUES, WILL ANSWER THE OFFICE EXTENSIONS. ALL SPEAK
ENGLISH.
MARTINO CAN ALSO BE CONTACTED THROUGH HIS CHIEF OF
SECRETARIAT, GIUSEPPE MOLES, AT THE FOLLOWING OFFICE

SIPDIS
TELEPHONE NUMBER: (011)(39)(06) 4747-370. MOLES DOES NOT
SPEAK ENGLISH.
OR THROUGH HIS CHIEF OF STAFF, ADM. PAOLO LA ROSA, AT THE
FOLLOWING OFFICE TELEPHONE NUMBER: (011)(39)(06) 4824-440.
ADM. LA ROSA SPEAKS ENGLISH.
HOME PHONE NUMBER: THE NUMBER IS RESTRICTED. AN ANSWERING
MACHINE ANSWERS MARTINO'S HOME PHONE. BEGIN SPEAKING. IF
MARTINO IS HOME, HE WILL PICK UP THE PHONE AND ANSWER THE
CALL HIMSELF -- BUT FIRST HE MUST KNOW WHO IS CALLING.
WORK CELL PHONE AND CAR PHONE NUMBERS: THESE NUMBERS ARE
RESTRICTED. THEY WERE GIVEN PRIVATELY BY MINISTER MARTINO
TO AMBASSADOR SEMBLER. PLEASE KEEP CLOSE HOLD.
EMERGENCY TELEPHONE NUMBERS: CALL THESE IF THERE IS NO
ANSWER AT ANY OF THE OTHER NUMBERS. THE CALL WILL BE
PATCHED THROUGH TO MARTINO'S LOCATION. OPERATORS AT THE
EMERGENCY NUMBERS MAY OR MAY NOT SPEAK ENGLISH.



F. NAME OF PM BERLUSCONI'S DIPLOMATIC ADVISER: GIOVANNI

ROME 00001710 002.1 OF 002

1)(39)(06) 6779-3616.
OFFICE SWITCHBOARD TELEPHONE NUMBER: (011)(39)(06) 46991.
RESIDENCE TELEPHONE AND CELL PHONE NUMBERS: (011)(39)(06)
372-9957; (011)(39) 329-430-8519; (011)(39) 335-638-7833.
COMMENTS: AMBASSADOR CASTELLANETA SPEAKS FLUENT ENGLISH AND
CAN ALWAYS BE REACHED AT ANY ONE OF HIS NUMBERS.
IF NO ONE ANSWERS, CALL THE OFFICE SWITCHBOARD: THEY WILL
PATCH THE CALL THROUGH TO HIM. NOT EVERYONE AT THE
SWITCHBOARD SPEAKS ENGLISH.

SEMBLER

ROME 00001710 002.2 OF 002

1)(39)(06) 6779-3616.
OFFICE SWITCHBOARD TELEPHONE NUMBER: (011)(39)(06) 46991.
RESIDENCE TELEPHONE AND CELL PHONE NUMBERS: (011)(39)(06)
372-9957; (011)(39) 329-430-8519; (011)(39) 335-638-7833.
COMMENTS: AMBASSADOR CASTELLANETA SPEAKS FLUENT ENGLISH AND
CAN ALWAYS BE REACHED AT ANY ONE OF HIS NUMBERS.
IF NO ONE ANSWERS, CALL THE OFFICE SWITCHBOARD: THEY WILL
PATCH THE CALL THROUGH TO HIM. NOT EVERYONE AT THE
SWITCHBOARD SPEAKS ENGLISH.

SEMBLER

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2004ROME01710 - Classification: UNCLASSIFIED