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Cablegate: Un Unga: Maldives High-Level Attendance And

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UNCLAS SECTION 01 OF 02 COLOMBO 000899

SIPDIS

DEPARTMENT FOR SCA/INSB
IO/UNP (SUN)
USUN (DUGAN)
NSC (BROWN)
SCA/RA (MAZZONE)

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PREL OTRA OVIP KSEP CVIS UNGA MV
SUBJECT: UN UNGA: MALDIVES HIGH-LEVEL ATTENDANCE AND
REQUESTS FOR MEETINGS

REF: STATE 68590

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1. The following is the information requested in reftel
regarding the Maldives Delegation to the 64th United Nations
General Assembly (UNGA):

A. Attendance of the Head of State:

The head of state will attend the UNGA.

-- Name and title.

Mohamed Nasheed - President of the Republic of Maldives.

-- Arrival and departure dates to and from New York and other
U.S. locations, and whether the Head of State will
be present for the General Debate.

Arrives New York September 20.

Departs New York September 25.

-- Whether spouse of the Head of State (if any) will travel
to New York. If so, please provide the spouse's
name.

No.

-- Whether interpretation would be required in a bilateral or
multilateral meeting. If so, please specify
what language.

English.

B. Attendance of the Head of Government:

No.

C. Attendance of the Foreign Minister:

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dr. Ahmed Shaheed will
attend.

-- Arrival and departure dates to and from New York and other
U.S. locations, and whether the Foreign Minister will be
present for the General Debate:

Arrives New York September 20.

Departs New York October 2.

-- Whether the spouse of the Foreign Minister (if any) will
travel to New York:

No.

-- Whether interpretation would be required in bilateral or
multilateral meetings. If so, please specify what language.

English.

D. Attendance of other VIP's:

Mr. Ahmed Naseem - Minister of State for Foreign Affairs

Mr. Mohamed Ziyad - Executive Service Secretary (President's

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Office)

Mr. Ahmed Rasheed - Chief of Protocol

Ms. Hawla Ahmed Didi - Deputy Minister

-- Arrival and departure dates to and from New York and
whether the VIP will be present for the General Debate.

Mr. Ahmed Naseem and Mr. Ahmed Rasheed arrive New York
September 20 and depart September 26.

Mr. Mohamed Ziyad arrives New York September 20 and departs
September 25.

Ms. Hawla Ahmed Didi arrives New York October 4 and departs
October 13.

-- Whether the spouse of the VIP (if any) will travel to New
York. If so, please provide the spouse's name:

No.

-- Whether interpretation would be required in bilateral or
multilateral meetings. If so, please specify what language.

English.

E. Attendance of the Foreign Ministry official responsible
for IO affairs:

Ms. Aishath Liusha Zahir - Director (Global Affairs
Department)

-- Arrival and departure dates in New York.

Arrives New York September 20.

Departs New York January 8.

-- Whether the spouse of the Foreign Ministry official (if
any) will travel to New York:

No.

-- Whether interpretation would be required in bilateral or
multilateral meetings. If so, please specify what language.

English.
BUTENIS

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