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Cablegate: Malaysia Accepts Invitation to Annapolis

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CA/VO/L/C/TIM SMITH, AND EAP/MTS

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SUBJECT: MALAYSIA ACCEPTS INVITATION TO ANNAPOLIS

REF: A. STATE 158268 - ALERTING HOST GOVERNMENTS

B. STATE 158852 - INVITATION

1. (SBU) Malaysia accepts the U.S. invitation and will
attend the November 26-27 Annapolis Conference, per
Ambassador Ibrahim Abdullah, Under Secretary of the Foreign
Ministry's OIC Division, who is charged with the Middle East
peace issue. We delivered the advance notice to Ambassador
Ibrahim, as both the Foreign Minister and the Foreign
Ministry's Secretary General were in Singapore for the ASEAN
Summit. Ambassador Ibrahim's office confirms that they have
transmitted the formal invitation and letter to Foreign
Minister Syed Hamid. Foreign Minister Hamid will not return
to Malaysia prior to the Annapolis Conference. He will
depart Singapore on November 21 for The Hague, and then
continue to the Commonwealth meeting in Kampala before flying
to Washington.

2. (U) Malaysia's participants will be as follows:

Leader: Dato' Seri Syed Hamid Albar, Minister of Foreign
Affairs of Malaysia ("Dato' Seri" is an honorific placed
before the name)

Plus One: Tan Sri Rastam Mohd. Isa, Secretary General of the
Ministry of Foreign Affairs ("Tan Sri" is an honorific placed
before the name)

Personal Aide: Mr. Melvin Castelino S. Anthony Raja, Special
Officer to the Foreign Minister

Security Person: none

3. (U) The Malaysian delegation requires halal meals. They
do not require interpretation.

4. (U) The Foreign Ministry confirms that Foreign Minister
Hamid and Secretary General Rastam will attend the November
26 dinner.

5. (SBU) The Foreign Ministry has informed us that a larger
delegation will travel to Washington with the Foreign
Minister and Secretary General Rastam. We have informed and
reminded the Foreign Ministry regarding the strict numerical
limitations at the conference. The tentative delegation list
in protocol order is as follows:

-- Dato' Sri Syed Hamid Albar, Minister of Foreign Affairs of
Malaysia

-- Datin Sri Sharifah Aziah Syed Zainal Abidin, Wife of the
Minister of Foreign Affairs

-- Tan Sri Rastam Mohd. Isa, Secretary General of the
Ministry of Foreign Affairs

-- Datin Paduka Dr. Rajmah Hussain, Malaysian Ambassador to
the United States

-- Ambassador Ibrahim Abdullah, Under Secretary of the OIC
Division, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

-- Mr. Ilango Karuppannan, Deputy Head of Mission, Embassy of
Malaysia in Washington

-- Mr. Melvin Castelino S. Anthony Raja, Special Officer to
the Foreign Minister

-- Mr. Mohd. Adlyn Mughni Shamsudin, Assistant Secretary, OIC
Division, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

-- A delegate to be named from the Malaysian UN Permanent
Mission in New York.

6. (U) We have emailed requisite photos and biodata to the
specified Department addressees.

KEITH

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