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Cablegate: Maldives Demarche Delivered: Instructions to Discuss Psids

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P 280949Z AUG 08
FM AMEMBASSY COLOMBO
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 8607
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RUEHWL/AMEMBASSY WELLINGTON 0036
RUEHKT/AMEMBASSY KATHMANDU 6231

UNCLAS COLOMBO 000812

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E.O 12958: N/A
TAGS: UNGA SENV AORC KGHG UNGA PREL ECON CE
SUBJECT: MALDIVES DEMARCHE DELIVERED: INSTRUCTIONS TO DISCUSS PSIDS
UNGA RESOLUTION ON CLIMATE CHANGE

REF: SECSTATE 87757

1. (SBU) We conveyed on August 21 reftel points on our position on
the Pacific Small Islands Developing States (PSIDS) resolution to
Third Secretary Mohamed Niyaz at the Maldives High Commission in
Colombo. We followed up this week with First Secretary Lauza Ali
for a substantive response on August 25 and 28. She has forwarded
the information to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for an official
reply on the draft UNGA proposal and will contact the US Embassy
when she receives a response.

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