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Cablegate: Additional Information On Vip Attendance At

This record is a partial extract of the original cable. The full text of the original cable is not available.

UNCLAS COLOMBO 001663

SIPDIS

FOR SA/INS, IO/UNP (YOUNG), IO/PPC (RIGGS), USUN
(BLACKSHAW), AND NSC (BANBURY), SA/RA (ROBINSON)

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PREL OTRA ASEC CE MV UNGA UN
SUBJECT: Additional information on VIP attendance at
the 57th UNGA for Sri Lanka and the Maldives

Refs: (A) Colombo 1653

- (B) State 170283
- (C) State 169228
- (D) Colombo 1615
- (E) State 133355

1. Per Refs B and C, Mission has requested the
additional information on VIP attendance at the 57th
UNGA from the Sri Lankan and Maldivian Governments.

2. Although the GSL has provided a list of attendees
(see Ref D), it has not yet provided us all of the
required additional information for the attending VIPs.
The only confirmed travel plans to date are those of
M.M. Jaffeer, the Director of UN and Multilateral
Affaires at the MFA. He arrived in the United States on
September 7. He will depart JFK on flight AA116 on
October 10 at 2330hrs.

3. Below is the list of scheduled VIP attendees to the
57th UNGA from the Maldivian government, using the
format outlined in Ref E. A complete list of attendees,
including members of the Permanent Mission to the UN in
New York, has been forwarded to SA/INS.

A. Head of state:
-- No plans to attend.

B. Head of government:
-- No plans to attend

C. Foreign minister:
-- Foreign Minister Fathulla Jameel
-- In New York from September 13 to 19
-- Arriving into JFK on flt. SQ 26 at 1040hrs
-- Departing JFK on flt. SQ 25 at 2145 hrs
-- Spouses travel plans are unknown
-- English is excellent

D. Other attendees:
-- MFA Desk Officers Ahmed Shiaan and Ahmed Niyaz
-- In New York from September 9 to 15
-- Arriving into JFK on flt. BA 115 at 1810hrs
-- Departing JFK on flt. BA 182 at 2315hrs
-- Spouses travel plans are unknown
-- English is excellent

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