Ambassador of the European Union calls on the Foreign Minister

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07 February 2019

The Ambassador of the European Union to the Maldives, His Excellency Tung-Lai Margue, paid a courtesy call on the Minister of Foreign Affairs, His Excellency Abdulla Shahid.

At the meeting held at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs this morning, Minister Shahid highlighted the close relations between the Maldives and European Union, and discussed ways of further strengthening the existing ties between the Maldives and the Union. 
Ambassador Margue stated that the European Union will be providing assistance and support to the Maldives on strengthening institutions, countering terrorism and implementing anti-corruption measures in the Maldives. 

Foreign Minister Shahid and Ambassador Margue also discussed about the preparations for the upcoming Maldives-EU Policy dialogue, which would contribute to further enhance the relationship between Maldives and the European Union. 
Foreign Minister Shahid further requested the European Union’s assistance in easing Schengen Visa application process for Maldivians. 

Minister Shahid was accompanied by the Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, His Excellency Ahmed Khaleel, Foreign Secretary, His Excellency Abdul Ghafoor Mohamed, Mr. Hassan Sobir, who is nominated as the Ambassador of Maldives to Belgium and the Head of Mission of Maldives to the European Union and Ms. Shiuneen Rasheed, Director at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.