November 23, 2017

The Ambassador of Australia to the Republic of Maldives His Excellency Bryce Hutchesson called on His Excellency Ahmed Sareer, Foreign Secretary of the Republic of Maldives, this afternoon.

The two dignitaries discussed the bilateral relations between the two countries and ways to further strengthen the existing relationship. Foreign Secretary Ahmed Sareer expressed his gratitude for the continuous support extended by the Australian government for the human resource development in the Maldives.

They also exchanged views on specific areas of cooperation between the two countries, in particular, environment and international relations.

In the meeting, Foreign Secretary Sareer was accompanied by Mr. Mohamed Shujau, Desk Officer at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Ambassador Hutchesson was accompanied by Ms. Krishni Goonasena, First Secretary and Mr. Nicholas Burnett, Second Secretary of the Australian Embassy in Colombo.


November 23, 2017

The Non-Resident Ambassador of Socialist Republic of Vietnam to the Maldives, Her Excellency Madam Phan Kieu Thu, paid a farewell call on the Minister of Foreign Affairs, His Excellency Dr. Mohamed Asim this morning.

At the meeting, both Minister Asim and Ambassador discussed on exploring ways to further consolidate the bilateral ties that exist between the two countries.

Foreign Minister highlighted how important Vietnam is to the Maldives for developing bilateral ties. The Minister also stated that there has been a grow in numbers of Maldivians travelling to Vietnam for various purposes, including for trade and commerce.

Minister Asim and Ambassador Thu expressed hopes of further strengthening the existing camaraderie between the two countries.

Foreign Minister Asim was accompanied by Ms. Zahiya Zareer, Ambassador at-Large, and Ms. Lauza Ali, Director of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

November 23, 2017

The new non-resident Ambassador of the Russian Federation to the Maldives, His Excellency Yury Materiy, called on the Minister of Foreign Affairs, His Excellency Dr. Mohamed Asim, today.

At the meeting held at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Foreign Minister Asim congratulated Ambassador Materiy on his appointment and conveyed that Maldives attaches great importance to its relations with the Russian Federation. Minister Asim expressed hope that with the contribution of the Ambassador, existing bilateral ties between both countries will be further strengthened. Minister Asim and Ambassador Materiy exchanged views on further enhancing cooperation and reflected on ways to strengthen the existing relations, especially in the areas of trade, investment, tourism and other areas of mutual interest.

Foreign Minister Dr. Asim was accompanied by Joint Secretary, Ms. Fathimath Najwa.

November 23, 2017

The new Ambassador of the Russian Federation to the Maldives, H.E. Yuri B. Materiy, presented his credentials to President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom at the President’s Office this morning.

During the call, the President welcomed Ambassador Materiy to the Maldives and congratulated him on his appointment as the new Ambassador of Russia to the Maldives. Noting that this year marks the 51st anniversary of diplomatic relations between the Maldives and Russia, the President emphasised that the Maldives attaches high importance to its relations with Russia. He expressed hopes for working closely with Ambassador Materiy and the Government of Russia on both bilateral and multilateral fronts, for the common benefit of both countries and their peoples.

Ambassador Materiy conveyed assurances to the President of his full support and commitment to further strengthen existing ties between the Maldives and Russia.

The President was accompanied at the call by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, H.E. Dr. Mohamed Asim, and the Minister of State for Foreign Relations at the President’s Office, H.E. Mr. Mohamed Naseer.

Source: President’s Office 

November 22, 2017

The Foreign Service Institute of Maldives (FOSIM) has conducted a half-day training on Protocol and Etiquette for the Ministry of Health, as part of its Stakeholder Awareness Programmes.

The training focused on diplomatic protocol, receiving foreign dignitaries, arranging meetings and calls, and the basic etiquettes of protocol officers. Staff from the Protocol Department facilitated the training.

The FOSIM stakeholder awareness series is aimed at strengthening collaboration and ensuring better coordination with other government institutions. Since the establishment of the Foreign Service Institute on 16 January 2014, FOSIM has conducted stakeholder awareness sessions on diplomacy, foreign policy, diplomatic protocol and etiquette training.