November 14, 2017

His Excellency, Ahmed Mohamed, has today met with the Ambassador of Malta, H.E. Stephen Borg at the Embassy.

At today’s meeting, both the Ambassadors expressed hopes to enhance bilateral ties between the two countries while overcoming challenges that are similar.

During the meeting, His Excellency Ahmed said both countries should constantly look for new avenues to collaborate that is mutually benefiting.



November 13, 2017:

Ambassador Ahmed met with Mr. Omprakash Mittal, National President and  Mr. Akhil Jajoo, Director of the Ladhu Udyog Bharati at the Embassy on 13 November 2017.

The purpose of the meeting was to discuss the invitation extended to the Maldives to attend India Industrial Fair 2018 to be held from 5 – 8th January 2018 in Jaipur, Rajasthan; and brief on the same.

This event is organized by LUB in collaboration with the MSME department of Government of Rajasthan and will showcase opportunities for Indian MSMS’s, business owners and investors.  LUB invites participation from Maldives Industry Associations and companies looking to establish/ working in India and showcase products and services.

Ambassador Ahmed said that Embassy will explore and seek interest from Maldives’s parties to participate in the event.

November 11, 2017

Speaking at the opening session of the Ambassadorial Workshop on “Developing Sustainably – Sharing Experiences, Seeking Solutions”, Minister of Foreign Affairs Dr Mohamed Asim highlighted the journey that the Maldives has taken through the 52 years as an independent nation, and as a member of the United Nations.

He noted that the Maldives has developed its industries – tourism and fisheries – without compromising the natural environment. The Minister further highlighted the importance of representation of small states such as the Maldives, so that their unique and distinct experiences can be shared as common solutions for our shared collective destiny. This, he highlighted, is one of the key reasons why the Maldives is campaigning for a seat on the UN Security Council for the term 2019-2020 – because the Maldives believes that these experiences matter in the key decision-making body of the United Nations.

The Maldives is hosting an Ambassadorial Level Workshop from 10 to 13 November 2017, under the theme “Developing Sustainably – Sharing Experiences, Seeking Solutions”. The workshop will focus on sustainable practices of fisheries and tourism in the Maldives, share the country’s experience in rapid economic growth through these two industries, while at the same time, protecting and preserving the marine eco-system. It will draw up possible lessons for other coastal States in promoting sustainable fisheries, and in developing and promoting sustainable tourism.

Eight countries are represented in the Workshop by their Permanent Representatives to the United Nations.

November 11, 2017

His Excellency, Mohamed Ahmed met with the Vice Chancellor of Maldives National University Mr. Fawaz Shareef on November 10, 2017 in Noida. The Vice-Chancellor is in India to attend the 13th FICCI Higher Education Summit 2017.

FICCI the largest and oldest apex business organisation in India through this summit provides an opportunity for relevant stakeholders to meet, interact and showcase advanced and innovative educational materials to educationists and institutions and facilitate continuous improvement of instructional teaching and learning development.


The National Awards Technical Committee has selected 24 honourees for this year’s National Award for Special Achievement; which includes 23 individuals and 1 private organization. President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom will present the National Award for Special Achievement at this year’s Republic Day function on Saturday evening, 11th of November, which will be held at Dharubaaruge.

Three honourees will receive the medal for exceptional academic achievement within the Maldives National Qualifications Framework, and 20 honourees will be recognised for attaining the top ranking in a higher academic course or training. The Special Achievement Award for attaining top ranking in an international museum or contest will be awarded to a private organization this year.

Special awards conferred by the State will also be awarded at this year’s Republic Day function. These include the President’s Medal for committing the Quran to memory in its entirety, conferred to 7 individuals; the President’s Medal to students who achieved first place in the world top ten in the 2016 IGCSE and GCE O’level examinations, and in the 2017 A’level examinations. Moreover, scouts who attained the President’s Scout Badge and the Guide who achieved the President’s Guide Badge will be honoured at the Republic Day function as well.