Minister of State for External Affairs of India, arrives in Maldives calls on Foreign Minister

21 February 2017, Male’ – 2017-067:

The Minister of State for External Affairs of India, His Excellency Mr. M.J. Akbar arrived in Maldives this morning on an official visit. The State Minister was received on arrival at the Velaana International Airport, by the Foreign Secretary, His Excellency  Dr. Ali Naseer Mohamed and  Secretary, Bilateral Mr. Ahmed Khaleel.

22 February 2017, Male’

The Minister of State for External Affairs of India, His Excellency Mr. M.J. Akbar called on Minister of Foreign Affairs of Maldives His Excellency Dr. Mohamed Asim, this morning.

During the call held at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Minister Asim welcomed the State Minister to the Maldives and reflected on the close friendly relations between the Maldives and India. Discussions also ensued on ways to further strengthen the relations between the two countries on various areas of cooperation. Minister Asim expressed his gratitude for the immense contribution of India towards the socio-economic development of the Maldives.

The Maldives has close historical ties with India and pursue an India First Policy. India has always assisted Maldives during the challenging times and has always been a strong and trusted friend to the Maldives.

Minister Asim was accompanied by His Excellency Dr Ali Naseer Mohamed, Foreign Secretary, His Excellency Mr. Ahmed Khaleel, Secretary, Bilateral, Ms. Aishath Azeema, Joint Secretary and Ms. Moomina Ibrahim, Assistant Director at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

 

President appoints Ambassador to United Arab Emirates

20 February 2017

President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom has appointed His Excellency Doctor Hussain Niyaz as Ambassador of the Maldives to United Arab Emirates.

President Yameen presented the letter of appointment to the new Ambassador, at a ceremony held at the President’s Office this morning.

Embassy moves to New Premises

With effect from 20 February 2017, the Embassy of the Republic of Maldives in New Delhi has moved to the premises at:.

C-31, Anand Niketan

New Delhi 110021

The phone, fax and emails remain the same. Contact details are available at http://maldivesembassy.in/contact/

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WHO Representative to the Maldives Dr. Arvind Mathur calls on Foreign Minister Asim

15 February 2017, Male’

WHO Representative to the Maldives Dr. Arvind Mathur called on Foreign Minister, His Excellency Dr. Mohamed Asim today. During the meeting held this morning at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Dr. Mathur expressed his appreciation for the continued support WHO has received from the government of Maldives and stated that Maldives is an early achiever, referring to the similarities of Maldives’ health figures to that of a developed country. Minister Asim and Representative Mathur also discussed health sector priority areas of the Maldives. Foreign Minister Asim was joined at the meeting by the Additional Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Dr. Marium Jabyn.

Grant Assistance to the Ministry of Foreign of Maldives by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of China

15 February 2017, Male’

The signing ceremony of the Grant Assistance to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Maldives by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of China was held at the Ministry today. H.E. Mr. Ahmed Khaleel, Secretary Bilateral and H.E. Mr. Wang Fukang, Ambassador of China in Maldives signed the documents.

This Grant Assistance is the support provided by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of China to improve the facilities of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Maldives.