• 12 December 2018

    Delegations from the U.S government engage with the government of Maldives to identify and prioritise on technical assistance in different areas

    Officials from the United States Department State, Department of Commerce and the Embassy of United States of America in Colombo are currently undertaking official visits to the Maldives.

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  • 12 December 2018

    The Second Round of the Maldives – India Consular Talks held in the Maldives today

    The second round of the Maldives-India Consular Talks was held in Malé today. The consular talks began in 2017, as a forum to discuss the various consular related issues faced by Maldivians and Indians travelling to, and residing in the respective countries. The first round of talks was held in New Delhi.

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  • 11 December 2018

    56th Session of the Programming Committee of SAARC begins in Kathmandu

    The 56th Session of the Programming Committee of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) commences in Kathmandu, Nepal today.

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  • 11 December 2018

    US Deputy Assistant Secretary of State, David Ranz, calls on the Minister of Foreign Affairs

    Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for South Asia at the Bureau for South and Central Asian Affairs of the United States Department of State, Mr. David Ranz, called on the Foreign Minister, His Excellency Abdulla Shahid, today.

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  • 08 December 2018

    Minister Shahid congratulates SAARC on the occasion of the 34th SAARC Charter Day

    Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Maldives, H.E Abdulla Shahid has sent a congratulatory message to the SAARC Secretariat on the occasion of the 34th SAARC Charter Day.

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  • 06 December 2018

    Minister of Foreign Affairs His Excellency Mr. Abdulla Shahid signs condolence book opened at the American Centre in Male’ following the passing of former US President George H. W Bush

    His Excellency Mr. Abdulla Shahid signs the book of condolence opened at the American Center in Male’ today, to pay the last respects to President George H. W. Bush.

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  • 04 December 2018

    Advisor to the Prime Minister of Japan, H.E. Mr Kentaro Sonoura, calls on Foreign Minister Shahid

    His Excellency Kentaro Sonoura, Adviser to the Prime Minister of Japan, who is on a one-day official visit to the Maldives, called on His Excellency Abdulla Shahid, Minister of Foreign Affairs, this morning.  

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  • 04 December 2018

    Government of Maldives welcomes the announcement by the British Foreign Secretary at the House of Commons to establish a resident diplomatic Mission in the Maldives

    The Government of the Maldives warmly welcomes the announcement by the Foreign Secretary of the United Kingdom, Rt. Honourable Jeremy Hunt MP, this afternoon at the House of Commons that the United Kingdom has decided to open a resident diplomatic mission in the Maldives.This decision signifies the importance the United Kingdom attaches to its longstanding ties of friendship and cooperation between the two countries.

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  • 04 December 2018

    The Government of Maldives and the Government of Japan signs Exchange of Notes for Japanese grant assistance

    The Government of the Republic of Maldives and the Government of Japan, with a view to further developing friendly and cooperative relations between the two countries, signed an Exchange of Notes this morning.

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  • 03 December 2018

    The UN Resident Coordinator Calls on the Foreign Minister

    The United Nations Resident Coordinator to the Republic of Maldives, Her Excellency Ms. Shoko Noda, called on His Excellency Abdulla Shahid, Minister of Foreign Affairs, this afternoon.

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  • 02 December 2018

    Ministry of Foreign Affairs joins the nationwide campaign to minimize Single-Use Plastic, initiated today, by the President

    The Ministry of Foreign Affairs joins the nationwide campaign to minimize Single-Use Plastic, initiated by His Excellency President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih today.

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  • 01 December 2018

    Minister of Foreign Affairs concludes official visit to United Arab Emirates

    Minister of Foreign Affairs, His Excellency Abdulla Shahid has arrived in Male’ today, after concluding his official visit to the United Arab Emirates.

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  • 01 December 2018

    Minister of Foreign Affairs meets with the Director General of Abu Dhabi Fund for Development

    Minister of Foreign Affairs, His Excellency Abdulla Shahid met the Director General of Abu Dhabi Fund for Development, His Excellency Mohammed Saif Al Suwaidi, today.

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  • 28 November 2018

    Minister of Foreign Affairs arrives in UAE on an Official Visit

    Minister of Foreign Affairs His Excellency Abdulla Shahid has arrived in the United Arab Emirates today, on an Official visit.

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  • 27 November 2018

    Foreign Minister meets with the Defense Minister of India

    Foreign Minister His Excellency Mr. Abdulla Shahid met with the Minister of Defense of India, Excellency Ms. Nirmala Sitharaman today.

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  • 27 November 2018

    Minister of Foreign Affairs calls on the President of the Republic of India

    Minister of Foreign Affairs His Excellency Mr. Abdulla Shahid called on His Excellency Ram Nath Kovind, President of the Republic of India today.During the call, the President welcomed the Minister to India on his first visit.

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  • 26 November 2018

    Minister of Foreign Affairs Abdulla Shahid meets with the External Affairs Minister of India Sushma Swaraj

    Minister of Foreign Affairs H.E Mr. Abdulla Shahid met with the External Affairs Minister of India, H.E. Ms. Sushma Swaraj today.

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  • 23 November 2018

    Minister of Foreign Affairs departs to India on an Official Visit

    Minister of Foreign Affairs His Excellency Abdulla Shahid has departed today to New Delhi, India on his first official visit.

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  • 19 November 2018

    Ambassador of India to the Maldives calls on Minister of Foreign Affairs

    The Ambassador of India to the Maldives His Excellency Akilesh Mishra called on Minister of Foreign Affairs His Excellency Abdulla Shahid today, at the Ministry. 

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  • 19 November 2018

    Chinese Ambassador Zhang Lizhong meets Foreign Minister Abdulla Shahid

    The Ambassador of China to the Maldives, His Excellency Zhang Lizhong called on the Minister of Foreign Affairs His Excellency 
    Abdulla Shahid, today, at the Ministry.

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  • 19 November 2018

    Romanian Ambassador Her Excellency Ms Daniela Gitman, Ambassador at Large, Special Representative for Promoting Romania's candidacy to UNSC, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Romania calls on the Minister of Foreign Affairs, His Excellency Abdulla Shahid.

    Her Excellency Ms Daniela Gitman, Ambassador at Large, Special Representative for Promoting Romania's candidacy to UNSC, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Romania, called on the Foreign Minister, His Excellency Abdulla Shahid, today.

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  • 18 November 2018

    Ambassador of Singapore pays a courtesy call on Foreign Minister

    The Ambassador of Singapore to the Maldives His Excellency Chua Thian Poh, Non-Resident Ambassador of Singapore to the Maldives paid a courtesy call on Minister of Foreign Affairs, His Excellency Abdulla Shahid this afternoon.

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  • 18 November 2018

    Foreign Minister meets with the Honorary Consul of Maldives in Busan, Republic of Korea

    Minister of Foreign Affairs, His Excellency Abdulla Shahid met Mr. Eui-Bae Kim, the Honorary Consul of Maldives in Busan, Republic of Korea, this afternoon.

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  • 18 November 2018

    New US Ambassador Her Excellency Alaina Teplitz, calls on the Minister of Foreign Affairs, His Excellency Abdulla Shahid

    Her Excellency Alaina Teplitz, Ambassador of United States of America to the Republic of Maldives, called on the Foreign Minister, His Excellency Abdulla Shahid, today.

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  • 18 November 2018

    Special Envoy of Prime Minister of Japan calls on Foreign Minister

    His Excellency Wataru Takeshita, Special Envoy of the Prime Minister of Japan and Member of the House of Representatives of Japan paid a courtesy call on Minister of Foreign Affairs, His Excellency Abdulla Shahid today. 

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  • 17 November 2018

    Foreign Minister of Palestine calls on Foreign Minister Shahid

    The Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates of the State of Palestine, His Excellency Dr. Riad Malki, paid a courtesy call on the new Minister of Foreign Affairs, His Excellency Abdulla Shahid.

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  • 17 November 2018

    Joint Press Statement after talks between President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih and Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi

    His Excellency Ibrahim Mohamed Solih, President of the Republic of Maldives, welcomed and thanked His Excellency Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of India, for visiting the Maldives to participate in the Presidential Inauguration Ceremony. 

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  • 16 November 2018

    High level dignitaries from 46 countries to attend the Official Inauguration Ceremony of the President and Vice President

    Over three hundred foreign dignitaries from forty six countries are expected to attend the Official Inauguration Ceremony of the President and the Vice President of the Maldives. The inauguration ceremony will be held on Saturday, 17 November 2018 in the National Stadium in Male’.

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  • 25 October 2018

    Joint Secretary at the Ministry of External Affairs of India,Mr. Dinesh K. Patnaik calls on Secretary Bilateral, Ahmed Khaleel

    Mr. Dinesh K. Patnaik, Joint Secretary for Indian Ocean Region at the Ministry of External Affairs of India called on His Excellency Mr. Ahmed Khaleel, Secretary Bilateral, Ministry of Foreign Affairs this afternoon.

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  • 24 October 2018

    Ambassador of Australia calls on Foreign Minister Dr. Asim

    The Ambassador of Australia to the Republic of Maldives, His Excellency Bryce Hutchesson, called on His Excellency Dr. Mohamed Asim, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Maldives today.

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  • 24 October 2018

    Message by His Excellency Dr. Mohamed Asim, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Maldives, on the occasion of the United Nations Day

    The United Nations embodies hopes for everyone in every corner of the globe.  

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  • 21 October 2018

    Statement by the Government of Maldives with regard to the case of the Saudi citizen Mr. Jamal Ahmad Kashoggi

    It was with deep concern that the Government and the people of Maldives received the news of the confirmation that the death of Saudi citizen Mr. Jamal Ahmad Kashoggi, took place within the compound of the Consulate of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in Istanbul, Turkey, on 2 October 2018.

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  • 17 October 2018

    Certificates of Achievement awarded to graduates of FOSIM Course on Diplomatic Practice

    Certificates of Achievement were awarded to graduates of Certificate 3 in Basic Training in Diplomatic Practice, at an event held at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs today. Three participants achieved certificates.

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  • 15 October 2018

    Statement by the Government of Maldives

    The Government of Maldives reaffirms its solidarity with the Government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

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  • 11 October 2018

    Director General for South Asia at the German Foreign Office, Mr. Markus Potzel pays courtesy call on Foreign Secretary

    The Director General for South Asia at the German Foreign Office, Mr. Markus Potzel paid a courtesy call on Foreign Secretary, His Excellency Ahmed Sareer.

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  • 10 October 2018

    Ambassador Alice Wells, U.S. Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs calls on Foreign Secretary Ahmed Sareer

    Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Ambassador Alice G. Wells called on His Excellency Ahmed Sareer, Foreign Secretary of the Republic of Maldives, this morning.

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  • 07 October 2018

    Minister of State for Asia and Pacific at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office of United Kingdom calls on Foreign Minister Asim

    Minister of State for Asia and Pacific at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office of the United Kingdom, Rt. Honourable Mark Field MP paid a courtesy call on the Minister of Foreign Affairs, His Excellency Dr. Mohamed Asim.

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  • 01 October 2018

    The 23rd September was an extraordinary day in the country’s journey towards democracy consolidation, says Maldives at the United Nations

    The Presidential election held peacefully and seamlessly, with 89% of voter turnout, was extraordinary, and a moment that made “every Maldivian proud of how far we have come” in the country’s journey towards democracy consolidation, says the Maldives representative at the United Nations today. 

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  • 29 September 2018

    Foreign Minister attends reception to celebrate the 69th National Day of China as Chief Guest

    The Minister of Foreign Affairs H.E. Dr. Mohamed Asim attended as chief guest, the reception to celebrate the 69th National Day of China, hosted by the Embassy of China in Maldives, this evening.

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  • 24 September 2018

    Provisional Results announced in Presidential Elections

    The Elections Commission of Maldives has announced provisional results of the elections to elect the President of the Maldives, for the next five years. Candidate of the Maldivian Democratic Party, Member of Parliament Honourable Ibrahim Mohamed Solih, won the election, having received 134,616 votes.

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  • 23 September 2018

    Voting begins in the election for the President of the Maldives

    Voting begins in the election for the President of the Maldives today.

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  • 23 September 2018

    Voting continues, compliant with relevant Acts and regulations

    Voting in the election for the President of the Maldives continues, in compliance with the relevant Acts and Regulations, across 472 ballot boxes placed in the Maldives, and in four countries abroad.

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  • 22 September 2018

    The Maldives is committed to hold impartial, free, fair and transparent elections

    In the run up to the election for President of the Maldives, to be held on 23 September, the Elections Commission has called on all concerned to support the Commission in its commitment to hold impartial, free, fair, and transparent elections.

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  • 21 September 2018

    The Presidential Election will be open to international Observers and monitors, says Elections Commission

    n a statement released today, the Elections Commission has stated that 38 delegates from 11 International Organisations will act as International Observers at the upcoming Presidential Election to be held on the 23rd of September 2018. 

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  • 12 September 2018

    Ambassador of the Russian Federation calls on Foreign Secretary

    The Ambassador of the Russian Federation to the Republic of Maldives, His Excellency Yuri Materiy paid a courtesy call on the Foreign Secretary, His Excellency Ahmed Sareer this morning.

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  • 10 September 2018

    39th Session of the Human Rights Council begins, Maldives delegation will actively participate at the session

    The 39th Session of the United Nations Human Rights Council commenced today in Geneva, with the Maldives set to engage with the Council and actively participate in its deliberations. During the 39th Session, the Maldives is due to deliver statements on a number of key areas in the work of the Council. This will include statements for High-level Panel discussion on the Convention and Prevention of Genocide, Statements for Interactive Dialogues on Rights of Older persons and Water and Right to Development. 

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  • 07 September 2018

    Statement of the Government of Maldives in response to the statement issued by the United States of America on 6 September 2018

    The Government of Maldives takes note with concern the statement issued by the United States Department of State on 6 September 2018.

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  • 06 September 2018

    Secretary Bilateral attends joint meeting on safety and security of Chinese projects in Maldives

    The First Joint Meeting of Tripartite Cooperation on safety and security issues concerning Chinese projects in the Maldives, comprising representatives from the Government of the Maldives, the Government of China and Chinese companies, was held in Male’ at Hotel Jen, today.

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  • 04 September 2018

    Foreign Minister Asim Congratulates New High Commissioner for Human Rights

    The Minister of Foreign Affairs, His Excellency Dr. Mohamed Asim has sent a letter of congratulations to Her Excellency Ms. Michelle Bachelet, on assuming her new post as the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights. In his letter, Minister Asim reiterated the importance of dialogue and constructive engagement between Member States and the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR).

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  • 04 September 2018

    Foreign Ministry Holds Multi-Stakeholder Consultations for the Implementation of the OIC-2025 Programme of Action

    The Ministry of Foreign Affairs held a multi-sectoral consultations with the Government stakeholders in the implementation of the Programme of Action adopted by the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) for the years 2015-2025.

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  • 02 September 2018

    Secretary Bilateral hosts luncheon in honour of the visiting delegation from JICA Headquarters

    His Excellency Mr Ahmed Khaleel, Secretary Bilateral at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, hosted a luncheon in honour of Mr Hara Shohei, Director General, South Asia Department of Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), today.

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  • 31 August 2018

    His Excellency Mr. Wang Xiaotao, Representative of the Chinese Government and Chairman of the China International Development Cooperation Agency departs Maldives

    His Excellency Mr. Wang Xiaotao, Representative of the Chinese Government and Chairman of the China International Development Cooperation Agency, has departed from Male’, this afternoon, after concluding his two day official visit to the Maldives.

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  • 30 August 2018

    Minister of Foreign Affairs hosts luncheon in honour of the Representative of the Chinese Government

    Minister of Foreign Affairs, His Excellency Dr. Mohamed Asim hosted a luncheon in honour of His Excellency Mr. Wang Xiaotao, Representative of the Chinese Government and Chairman of the China International Development Cooperation Agency at Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort & Spa today.

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  • 26 August 2018

    Minister Asim briefs resident diplomatic missions regarding the upcoming Presidential Election

    The Minister of Foreign Affairs H.E. Dr Mohamed Asim today held a briefing session to all the Heads of the resident diplomatic missions in the Maldives about the forthcoming Presidential Election, providing general information about the election, registration process and the campaign.

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  • 14 August 2018

    Statement by the Government of Maldives following doubts raised by some international partners on the upcoming Presidential election

    The Government of Maldives notes with concern doubts and queries raised by certain international partners as the country prepares to hold the Presidential election next month.

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  • 09 August 2018

    United Nations Assistant Secretary General Calls on Foreign Minister

    The Assistant Secretary General of the United Nations for Political Affairs, Mr. Miroslav Jenča, who is currently visiting the Maldives on an official visit, paid a courtesy call on the Minister of Foreign Affairs, His Excellency Dr. Mohamed Asim, this morning.

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  • 08 August 2018

    Statement by the Government of Maldives expressing its full solidarity with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

    The Government of Maldives is following with concern the diplomatic row between Canada and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

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  • 07 August 2018

    UK Visa Application Center opens at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    The UK Visa Application Center has started accepting visa applications today at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Maldives. 

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  • 05 August 2018

    Temporary UK Visa application centre will open in Male’ from 07 – 08 August 2018

    The Ministry of Foreign Affairs will host a temporary UK visa application centre in Male’ with the assistance of the Embassy of the United Kingdom to the Maldives. The Visa application service will be provided from 0900 hrs to 1700 hrs on 07 and 08 August 2018 at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

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  • 24 July 2018

    Non-Resident Ambassador Hamdun shares his lessons from the history of planning

    Speaking at the first session of the Distinguished Speaker Series of 2018, held by the Foreign Service Institute of Maldives (FOSIM), current Non-Resident Ambassador of Maldives to Singapore and former Minister of Planning and National Development, Mr Hamdun Abdulla Hameed, shared his experience and lessons learnt from his long career of service, especially in the areas of national planning.

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  • 19 July 2018

    Ceremony held to handover and release the special stamps commemorating 45 years of bilateral relations between Maldives and China.

    A special event was held on 18 July 2018 to handover and officially release the special stamps commemorating the 45th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Maldives and China.

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  • 09 July 2018

    THE MINISTER OF INTERIOR OF THE KINGDOM OF SAUDI ARABIA PAYS A COURTESY CALL ON THE PRESIDENT

    The Minister of Interior of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, His Royal Highness Prince Abdulaziz bin Saud bin Nayef bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud paid a courtesy call on the President of Maldives His Excellency Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom, at the President’s Office this afternoon.

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  • 07 July 2018

    MOU SIGNED BETWEEN THE MALDIVES AND SAUDI ARABIA

    A Memorandum of Understanding has been signed today between the Government of Maldives and the Saudi Fund for Development, at a ceremony held at the President’s Office this afternoon.  

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  • 02 July 2018

    PRESIDENT ABDULLA YAMEEN ABDUL GAYOOM CONGRATULATES MP IBRAHIM MOHAMED SOLIH ON PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDACY

    President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom, today, has sent an official letter to Member of Parliament for Hinnavaru constituency Ibrahim Mohamed Solih.

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  • 01 July 2018

    AMENDED VOTER’S REGISTRY GAZETTED

    Election Commission, today, has gazetted the Amended Voter’s Registry for 2018 Presidential Election, addressing complaints lodged at the Elections Commission. This includes 734 amendments brought to the Registry published on 10th June 2018 pursuant to complaints lodged by political parties and individuals. 

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  • 01 July 2018

    THE GOVERNMENT WELCOMES MDP’S DECISION TO PARTICIPATE IN THE 2018 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS AND RENEWS THE INVITATION FOR ALL-PARTY TALKS

    The Government of Maldives welcomes the decision by Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP) at their Extraordinary Congress, to field their candidate for the Presidential Elections. We also congratulate MP for Hinnavaru Constituency Mr. Ibrahim Mohamed Solih for being selected to represent MDP at the Presidential Elections.

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  • 27 June 2018

    Statement by the Government of Maldives in response to the statement issued by the Government of Australia on Maldives

    The Government of the Maldives takes note of the statement issued by the Government of Australia on 26 June 2018.

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  • 15 June 2018

    Foreign Minister Asim meets with Foreign Minister Taro Kono

    Minister of Foreign Affairs H.E. Dr. Mohamed Asim meets Minister of Foreign Affairs of Japan, H.E. Mr. Taro Kano this morning. This is the third time that both Ministers have met since November 2017.

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  • 15 June 2018

    Foreign Minister Asim visits Tokyo Skytree Tower

    On his official visit to Japan, this evening the Minister of Foreign Affairs His Excellency Dr. Mohamed Asim and his delegation visited the Tokyo Skytree.

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  • 15 June 2018

    Foreign Minister attends the Business Reception organized by the Embassy of Maldives in Japan

    The Maldives Embassy in Tokyo held a Maldives Business Reception for the Japanese businesses involved in the tourism industry, today to coincide with the ongoing official visit of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Maldives His Excellency Dr. Mohamed Asim. Leading tour operators and travel agents and airline representatives in Japan were among the attendees.

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  • 15 June 2018

    Government of Maldives and Government of Japan sign grant assistance agreement worth JPY 300 million.

    Under the Japanese Economic and Social Development Cooperation Program, Government of Maldives and Government of Japan signed a grant assistance agreement of JPY300 million for the Health Sector of Maldives.

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  • 14 June 2018

    Foreign Minister Dr. Mohamed Asim meets H.E. Mr. Masaharu Nakagawa, Minister of the Environment of Japan

    Foreign Minister H.E. Dr. Mohamed Asim met with H.E. Mr. Masaharu Nakagawa, Minister of the Environment of Japan at the Ministry of Environment of Japan this afternoon.

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  • 14 June 2018

    Foreign Minister Dr. Mohamed Asim meets Mr. Shinichi Kitaoka, President of JICA

    H.E. Dr. Mohamed Asim met with Mr. Shinichi Kitaoka, President of Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) at the JICA Headquarters in Tokyo, Japan today.

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  • 14 June 2018

    Foreign Minister Dr. Mohamed Asim meets with Mr. Wataru Takeshita, President of Japan-Maldives Friendship League

    Foreign Minister H.E. Dr. Mohamed Asim met with H.E. Mr. Wataru Takeshita, President of Japan-Maldives Friendship League today.

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  • 14 June 2018

    Government of Maldives reassures that all criminal proceedings are carried out in compliance with the Constitution and National Laws of the Maldives

    The Government of Maldives takes note of the Press Release on the Political Situation in the Maldives, issued by the Government of India on 14 June 2018. 

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  • 14 June 2018

    Maldives and Japan hold the First round of Maldives-Japan Policy Dialogue

    The First round of Maldives-Japan Policy Dialogue between the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Maldives and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan was held at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan today.

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  • 08 June 2018

    The Maldives will continue to champion its priorities at the UN, despite not winning a seat in the Security Council

    The Maldives will continue to champion its priorities at the UN, despite not winning a seat on the United Nations Security Council for the term 2019-2020, in the election held at the United Nations General Assembly today.

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  • 01 June 2018

    Government of Maldives is committed to hold free, fair and credible elections

    The Government of the Maldives takes note of the statement issued by the Ambassador of the European Union (EU) together with Ambassadors of France, Italy, Germany, the Netherlands, Romania, the United Kingdom (UK), Canada and the United States of America (US), on 31 May 2018.

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  • 25 May 2018

    Foreign Minister Asim hosts Iftar for the Resident Diplomatic Community

    The Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Maldives, His Excellency Dr. Mohamed Asim hosted an Iftar for the resident diplomatic community this evening.

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  • 21 May 2018

    Foreign Minister Meets with the Special Envoy of Portugal

    The Minister of Foreign Affairs, His Excellency Dr. Mohamed Asim today received the Special Envoy of Portugal, His Excellency Dr. Joaquim Ferreira Marques. The purpose of Amb. Marques visit to the Maldives was to hold discussions on the ongoing bilateral cooperation between Maldives and Portugal and explore areas for further collaboration. 

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  • 19 May 2018

    Maldives Condemns Violence in Gaza at OIC Summit

    The Maldives today delivered a strong rebuke to Israel condemning the violence that had taken place in the days prior against Palestinian peaceful protesters in Gaza.

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  • 18 May 2018

    Foreign Minister Departs to Turkey to attend the OIC Summit to discuss the Ongoing Situation in Palestine

    Minister of Foreign Affairs His Excellency Dr. Mohamed Asim has departed for Istanbul, Turkey tonight to attend the 7th Extraordinary Islamic Summit Conference convened by the Organization of the Islamic Cooperation (OIC) to discuss the serious ongoing developments in the State of Palestine. The Summit is scheduled to be held in Istanbul, Turkey on Friday, 18 May 2018.

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  • 18 May 2018

    Maldives supports the Human Rights Council to establish an independent commission of inquiry to investigate human rights violations in the context of Israeli military assaults on Palestinian civilians

    Maldives supports the Human Rights Council to establish an independent commission of inquiry to investigate human rights violations in the context of Israeli military assaults on Palestinian civilians.

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  • 15 May 2018

    The Maldives condemns the attacks by Israel on unarmed Palestinian civilians protesting the re-location of the US Embassy to Jerusalem

    The Maldives condemns in the strongest terms, the attacks by Israel on unarmed Palestinian civilians protesting the re-location of the US Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, which has caused loss of many innocent lives and injured many others near Gaza border.

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  • 08 May 2018

    The Steering Committee of the UN Development Assistance Framework for the Maldives convenes

    The Steering Committee of the UN Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) was convened today to discuss the progress achieved, monitor its output and assess the challenges ahead for the implementation of the Framework.

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  • 05 May 2018

    Foreign Minister Asim Reaffirms Commitment of Maldives to the Ideals of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC)

    The Minister of Foreign Affairs, His Excellency Dr Mohamed Asim today delivered a statement at the ongoing 45th Session of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Council of Foreign Ministers, which is being held in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

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  • 03 May 2018

    Foreign Minister Departs to attend the 45th OIC Foreign Ministers Meeting in Dhaka, Bangladesh

    The Minister of Foreign Affairs His Excellency Dr. Mohamed Asim has departed this evening to Dhaka, Bangladesh to attend the 45th Session of the Council of Foreign Ministers of the Organisation of the Islamic Cooperation (OIC), scheduled to take place from 5 to 6 May 2018.

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  • 02 May 2018

    Foreign Minister meets with the Secretary-General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation

    Minister of Foreign Affairs, His Excellency Dr. Mohamed Asim, today, met with His Excellency Dr. Yousuf bin Ahmad Al-Othaimeen, the Secretary-General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC).

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  • 30 April 2018

    Delegation of UN Permanent Representatives pays courtesy call on the President

    At a courtesy call held at the President’s Office this morning, President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom has briefed the visiting delegation of the United Nations Permanent Representatives from various countries, on the current political situation, the Maldives’ development story, and the Administration’s policies for attaining sustainable development.

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  • 30 April 2018

    Statement on Inter-Korean Summit meeting at Panmunjom

    The Maldives has always supported all efforts to bring peace and stability in the Korean Peninsula through dialogue and diplomacy. 

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  • 28 April 2018

    Foreign Minister Asim returns to Male’ after concluding his visit to New York

    The Minister of Foreign Affairs, His Excellency Dr. Mohamed Asim returned to the Maldives after concluding his 7-day visit to New York.

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  • 28 April 2018

    Foreign Minister opens Third Ambassadorial Workshop in the Maldives

    Minister of Foreign Affairs, H.E. Dr. Mohamed Asim stated today that the Maldives demands equitable geographic distribution in the decision making bodies of the United Nations and holds firm to the principle that a lack of size or might should not pose as barriers to having our voices heard.

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  • 26 April 2018

    Read more ... Maldives calls for efficient cross-pillar coordination in peace-building efforts

    Minister of Foreign Affairs Dr Mohamed Asim today, called for greater coordination between the pillars of the United Nations, so that maximum benefits could be reaped in peacebuilding efforts. Speaking at the Interactive Dialogue of the High Level Meeting on Peace Building and Sustaining Peace, hosted by the President of the General Assembly, the Minister highlighted that an integrated approach is necessary when considered in the context of the 2030 Agenda and the indivisible nature of the 2030 Agenda.

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  • 25 April 2018

    The Maldives asks the UN to take into account the consequences of climate change and other non-traditional threats, in peace-building and sustaining peace

    Speaking at the High Level Meeting on Peace Building and Sustaining Peace, hosted by the President of the General Assembly, Minister of Foreign Affairs Dr Mohamed Asim highlighted the changing nature of threats that are leading to instability impacting the peace and endangering security.

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  • 19 April 2018

    The Government of Maldives is committed to working with all stakeholders to ensure free and fair elections

    The Government of Maldives takes note of the report of the EU Electoral Follow-up Mission (EFM) that took place from 8 to 11 January 2018.

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  • 16 April 2018

    Government’s Response to the Views adopted by the Human Rights Committee concerning Communications by former President Mohamed Nasheed

    The Government of the Republic of Maldives rejects the views adopted by the Human Rights Committee on 4 April 2018 regarding the complaints filed by former President Mohamed Nasheed alleging the violation of his civil and political rights. 

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  • 22 March 2018

    "Consideration of the long term development objectives are crucial for sustaining peace, and ensuring a more prosperous future for all", Minister Asim

    Speaking on the Panel on the Role of Stakeholders in mobilising needed means for the implementation and followup of water-related SDGs, held during the High Level Meeting to launch the "international Decade for Action: Water for Sustainable Development 2018-2020", Minister of Foreign Affairs Dr Mohamed Asim highlighted that

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  • 22 March 2018

    The Government of Maldives’ decisions are made in the best interest of the Maldivian people

    The Government of Maldives takes note of the Press Release issued by the Government of India on 22 March 2018, following the lifting of the State of Emergency in the Maldives.

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  • 19 March 2018

    Foreign Minister sends congratulatory message to the Foreign Minister of China

    The Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Maldives, His Excellency Dr. Mohamed Asim has sent congratulatory message to His Excellency Wang Yi, for the re-appointment as the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the People’s Republic of China.

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  • 18 March 2018

    Minister Asim congratulates the new Foreign Minister of Nepal

    The Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Maldives, His Excellency Dr. Mohamed Asim has sent a congratulatory message to Honourable Pradeep Kumar Gyawali, on his appointment as the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Nepal.

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