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MALE, Jan 14 (HNS) – President Maumoon Abdul Gayoom has received a letter from British Prime Minister Tony Blair about international action against global warming and sea level rise, the President’s Office said Monday.

Blair was responding to a letter from Gayoom following the British PM’s call for universal ratification of the Kyoto Protocol during the World Summit on Sustainable Development held in Johannesburg last year.


Highlighting the threat posed to the survival of Maldives by environmental degradation, particularly by global warming and sea level rise, President Gayoom, in his letter to Blair, had stressed the vital importance for the future safety of Maldives and its people of the early entry in to force of the Kyoto Protocol and achieving a meaningful reduction in the emission of greenhouse gases.


Blair replied by saying that the United Kingdom had already made a good start by reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 13 percent below 1990 levels, and said that the UK would continue to make progress in that regard. He further said that success at global level would only come from concerted international action, and that there was significant common ground between small island developing states and the UK that should be explored in that global endeavour.

Soneva Fushi Resort and Spa has been honored by Harpers & Queen – Harpers Abroad - as the Top Beach Hideaway for 2002. Soneva Fushi Resort and Spa has been honored by Harpers & Queen – Harpers Abroad - as the Top Beach Hideaway for 2002. The introduction to the feature in the January 2003 edition began - “We've combed the world's finest shores to bring you little plots of paradise: the choicest retreats in the most breathtaking settings, from the Maldives to Mozambique”, before announcing the top honor being awarded to Soneva Fushi, Maldives. The publication went on to say that Soneva Fushi “…practically invented the concept of barefoot luxury, offering a more relaxed and unbuttoned approach to five-star comfort than conventional resorts”. In recognition of the resort’s philosophy of No News – No Shoes, Harpers & Queen wrote: “This is the sort of place where you can leave your watch at the bottom of the suitcase along with your shoes”.


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