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Cablegate: Maldives: Ahmed Khaleel New Permrep in New York

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DEPT FOR SCA/INS AND IO

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PREL OVIP PINR UN MV
SUBJECT: MALDIVES: AHMED KHALEEL NEW PERMREP IN NEW YORK

1. On December 13, Embassy received a diplomatic note dated
December 10, 2007, announcing the appointment of Ahmed Khaleel as
Maldives' Permanent Representative to the United Nations.

[begin text]

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Maldives presents
its compliments to the Embassy of the United States of America to
the Republic of Maldives and has the honour to inform the Embassy
that His Excellency Mr. Ahmed Khaleel has been appointed as
Permanent Representative of the Maldives to the United Nations in
New York.

The Ministry further has the honor to inform the Embassy that H.E.
Mr. Khaleel accompanied by his spouse Mrs. Yasmin Adam and daughter
Ms. Reem Ahmed Khaleel will be traveling to New York according to
the following itinerary, to assume his duties as Permanent
Representative of the Maldives to the United Nations in New York.

Arrive in New York on 25 December 2007, at 07:20 hrs, by flight EK
203 from Dubai.

The Ministry would appreciate it if normal courtesies could be
extended to H.E. Mr. Khaleel on his arrival in New York.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Maldives avails
itself of this opportunity to renew to the Embassy of the United
States of America to the Republic of Maldives the assurances of its
highest consideration. [end text]

2. CV for Ahmed Khaleel [provided by Maldives MFA]

a. Personal:
- Date of Birth: 17 March 1962
- Marital Status: Married with one child.

b. Education:
- Majeediyya School, Male', Maldives, (1970-1980)
- Foreign Service Training Programme, Foreign Service Training
Institute, Islamabad, Pakistan, (Oct 1983 - June 1984)
- Oxford University Foreign Service, Programme, Oxford, United
Kingdom (Oct 1991 - June 1992)
- Japanese Language Studies, Japan, Foundation, Kita Urawa, Japan,
(October 1993 - June 1994)

c. Professional Experience:
- Minister-Counselor (Charge d'Affaires), Embassy of Maldives,
Tokyo, Japan (As of 25 Dec 2006)
- Deputy Permanent Representative, Permanent Mission of Maldives to
the United Nations, New York, USA, (April 2005 - Nov 2006)
- Counselor, Permanent Mission of Maldives to the United Nations New
York, USA, (February 2002 - Nov 2006)
- First Secretary, Permanent Mission of Maldives to the United
Nations New York, USA, (Aug 1994 - February 2002)
- Deputy Director, Protocol Division, Ministry of Foreign Affairs,
(July 1992 - Oct 1993)
- Second Secretary, Permanent Mission of Maldives to the United
Nations New York, USA, (July 1990 - Oct 1991)
- Senior Secretary, Department of External Resources, Ministry of
Foreign Affairs (April 1988- July 1990)
- Third Secretary, Permanent Mission of Maldives to the United
Nations New York, United States of America (Sept 1984 - April 1988)

- Secretary, Political Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (July
1984 - Sept 1984)
- Third Secretary, High Commission of Maldives, Colombo, Sri Lanka
(July 1981 - Oct 1983)
- Secretary, Department of Immigration and Emigration (Dec 1980 -
July 1981)

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