Ambassador of the European Union calls on Foreign Minister Asim

The Ambassador of the European Union to the Republic of Maldives, His Excellency Tung-Lai Margue paid a courtesy call on the Minister of Foreign Affairs, His Excellency Dr. Mohamed Asim this morning.

During the meeting held at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Foreign Minister and the Ambassador discussed about the close cooperation between the European Union and the Maldives, as well as the prospect for further strengthening cooperation in areas such as Climate Change, democracy consolidation and countering terrorism.

Foreign Minister Dr. Mohamed Asim was accompanied by Mr. Ahmed Khaleel, Secretary Bilateral and Ms. Shiuneen Rasheed, Director at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Read more

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.

During the meeting held at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs this afternoon, discussions focused on ways to further strengthen and enhance the existing bilateral relations between the two countries, particularly in the field of aviation security, countering terrorism and violent extremism and issues related to climate change.

Foreign Minister was accompanied by Mr. Ahmed Khaleel, Secretary Bilateral and Ms. Shiuneen Rasheed, Director at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

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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. The Maldives Permanent Representative to the United Nations, H. E. Dr. Ali Naseer Mohamed was speaking at the General Debate of the ongoing Seventy-Third Session of the United Nations General Assembly.

During his Address to the General Assembly, the Permanent Representative highlighted that following the Presidential election held on 23rd September, the country is at the moment going through the process of transfer of power from one elected government to the other. He also noted that the accelerated pace of democratization in the Maldives is going in tandem with even faster growth in social and economic developments. From the humble beginning, as one of the poorest countries in the world at independence in 1965, to an upper-middle income country today, is a success story by any measure, noted the Maldives statement.

Under the stewardship of President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom, the Maldives focused on developing and modernizing critical infrastructure to stimulate growth in the country’s main industries and transforming the physical landscape of the capital through consolidating three separate populations, and thus, helping to achieve economies of scale. The Permanent Representative reaffirmed that the Maldives will always work with its international partners and stakeholders, to achieve greater progress and prosperity, both domestically and internationally. Read more

PRESIDENT APPOINTS COMMISSIONER OF POLICE

President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom has today appointed Assistant Commissioner of Police Hamdhoon Rasheed to the post of Commissioner of Police.

Source: The President’s Office

PRESIDENT YAMEEN CONCEDES PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION 2018

President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom has, while accepting the provisional results by the Elections Commission, conceded the 2018 Presidential Election to President-Elect Ibrahim Mohamed Solih.

While addressing the nation this afternoon, the President noted that he would continue to serve until the end of the current Presidential term and work to ensure a smooth transition in the interim.

The President touched on some of the transformational development milestones achieved during his term and expressed gratitude toward everyone who contributed to his vision.  He noted that he had consistently worked toward the socio-economic growth of the nation and that he hoped to continue service to community and country.

President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom, during his address, also conveyed his sincere congratulations to President-Elect Ibrahim Mohamed Solih.

Source: The President’s Office