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Cablegate: Maldives to Support Us Candidate for Committee

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DE RUEHLM #1329 2701100
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
O 271100Z SEP 07
FM AMEMBASSY COLOMBO
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC IMMEDIATE 6877
INFO RUEHKA/AMEMBASSY DHAKA PRIORITY 0433
RUEHIL/AMEMBASSY ISLAMABAD PRIORITY 7420
RUEHKT/AMEMBASSY KATHMANDU PRIORITY 5551
RUEHLO/AMEMBASSY LONDON PRIORITY 4043
RUEHNE/AMEMBASSY NEW DELHI PRIORITY 1405
RUEHCG/AMCONSUL CHENNAI PRIORITY 8011
RUEHBI/AMCONSUL MUMBAI PRIORITY 5646
RUCNDT/USMISSION USUN NEW YORK PRIORITY 0634
RUEHGV/USMISSION GENEVA PRIORITY 2340

UNCLAS COLOMBO 001329

SIPDIS

SIPDIS

DEPARTMENT FOR SCA/INS

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PGOV PREL PHUM UNHRC MV
SUBJECT: MALDIVES TO SUPPORT US CANDIDATE FOR COMMITTEE
AGAINST TORTURE

REF: A. COLOMBO 1267

B. STATE 130973
C. STATE 107687
D. STATE 107692
E. STATE 108642
F. STATE 126155

Poloff telephoned Maldives Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Assistant Director for UN Affairs Ahmed Shiaan on September
20 to follow up on ref b demarche. Shiaan confirmed on
September 26 that Maldives has decided to support the U.S.
candidate. He said the MFA would soon forward an official
response to the Embassy.
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