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Cablegate: Maldives: Invitation to Inauguration Ceremony Of

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P 310934Z OCT 08
FM AMEMBASSY COLOMBO
TO SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 8841

UNCLAS COLOMBO 000990

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E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PREL OVIP KDEM MV
SUBJECT: MALDIVES: INVITATION TO INAUGURATION CEREMONY OF
THE NEW PRESIDENT

REF: COLOMBO 982

1. U.S. Embassy Colombo received the following diplomatic
note from the Maldives Foreign Ministry.

2. BEGIN TEXT:

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Maldives
presents its compliments to all Diplomatic/Consular Missions,
Offices of the United Nations System and other Representative
Missions/Offices accredited to the Republic of Maldives and
has the honour to inform that His Excellency Mr. Mohamed
Nasheed of the Maldivian Democratic Party has been elected,
on 28 October 2008, as the third president of the second
republic of the Republic of Maldives for a five-year term
beginning 11 November 2008.

The official inauguration ceremony of His Excellency Mr.
Mohamed Nasheed will be held in Male on 11 November 2008 at
1100 hrs "Dharubaaruge."

The Government of the Republic of Maldives is pleased to
invite high level delegations from all our international
partners to attend the official inauguration ceremony.

In view of the large number of foreign dignitaries expected
to attend the ceremony, the Ministry would greatly appreciate
receiving by 7 November 2008, a confirmation of the
representation in addition to the following information.

1- Name and title of the head of delegation
2- Name of the family members accompanying the head of the
delegation (please indicate the age of the children)
3- Date and flight details (arrival and departure)
4- Number of rooms required to be reserved, and choice of
Hotel/Resort (Kurumba Maldives, Full Moon Maldives, Bandos
Island Resort, Hulhule Island Hotel and Hotels in Male are
KAM hotel, Central hotel, Nalahiya hotel and Baani Hotel.
Room rates of the hotel are attached)

The Government of the Republic of Maldives would provide sea
and land transportation for the invites on a collective basis
for all official functions. Protocol arrangements and normal
courtesies will be extended on arrival and departure.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Maldives
avails itself of this opportunity to renew to all
Diplomatic/Consular Missions, Offices of the United Nations
System and other Representative Missions/Offices accredited
to the Republic of Maldives, the assurances of its highest
consideration.

END TEXT.

3. Dharubaaruge is the main convention hall in Male, the
capital of Maldives. Post will e-mail SCA/INS the annexed
list of hotels and room prices.
Blake

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