Maldivian ministers hold underwater meeting

Members of the Maldives' Cabinet donned scuba gear and used hand signals on Saturday at an underwater meeting staged to highlight the threat of global warming to the lowest-lying nation on earth.

President Mohammed Nasheed and 13 other government officials submerged and took their seats at a table on the sea floor- 6 meters below the surface of a lagoon off Girifushi, an island usually used for military training.

The underwater meeting was held ahead of a major UN climate change conference in December in Copenhagen.


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