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Cablegate: Maldives: Demarche Delivered On Draft Resolution

Published: Fri 5 Oct 2007 10:43 AM
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O 051043Z OCT 07
FM AMEMBASSY COLOMBO
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC IMMEDIATE 6937
INFO RUCNDT/USMISSION USUN NEW YORK PRIORITY 0648
RUEHGV/USMISSION GENEVA PRIORITY 2360
UNCLAS COLOMBO 001385
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DEPARTMENT FOR IO/RHS (LUM) AND SCA/INS
E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: AORC PHUM KWMN SOCI UN MV
SUBJECT: MALDIVES: DEMARCHE DELIVERED ON DRAFT RESOLUTION
CONDEMNING USE OF RAPE
REF: STATE 135255
(SBU) PolOff delivered reftel demarche to Ministry of Foreign
Affairs Assistant Director for UN Affairs Ahmed Shiaan on
October 3. Shiaan undertook to review the text closely and
provide Poloff with any comments. He noted that the
Maldivian mission in New York would also review the draft and
would provide comments directly to the U.S. delegation at
UNGA. He asked that Poloff inform him if any countries sign
on to co-sponsor the resolution.
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