Minister of Foreign Affairs, Abdulla Shahid met with several Foreign Ministers and Permanent Representatives in New York today.

As part of a series of meetings, during his two-day visit to New York, Foreign Minister Shahid met with the Foreign Minister of Indonesia and the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Norway and discussed ways to further strengthen bilateral and multilateral cooperation on global issues of mutual interest, especially in combating climate change and sustainable development.

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The Vice President Faisal Naseem has stated that India remains a robust partner in the development of our nation. He made this remark while speaking at the ceremony held at Dharubaaruge to mark the India’s Republic day. 

During the ceremony the Vice President conveyed greetings and well wishes to the India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and the people of India. 

Speaking at the ceremony, the Vice President shed light on the relationship between two nations. In this regard, he noted that the bond between the two countries is far beyond bilateral ties and it is forged through years of acquaintance, shared traditions and aspirations.

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Minister of Foreign Affairs, Abdulla Shahid met with several Foreign Ministers and Permanent Representatives in New York today.

Foreign Minister Shahid met with the Foreign Ministers of Belgium, Dominican Republic and Kuwait and discussed avenues for enhancing bilateral cooperation and discussed ways to further strengthen cooperation on global issues of mutual interest, multilaterally.

Foreign Minister Shahid also met with Permanent Representatives of Fiji, Singapore, India, Japan, United Arab Emirates, Canada, Saudi Arabia, and Nigeria and held discussions on issues of mutual interest, and explored avenues for future cooperation, especially on issues of critical importance to the Maldives such as climate change. The Foreign minister is visiting New York, to speak at the United Nations Security Council’s Open Debate “Addressing impacts of climate-related disasters on international peace and security”, scheduled for 25 January.

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Minister of Foreign Affairs, Abdulla Shahid met with senior officials of the United States National Security Council today.

At the meeting held at the National Security Council in Washington DC, Minister Shahid discussed on-going cooperation between the Maldives and the US in the areas of security, and discussed avenues for joint cooperation.

Minister Shahid was accompanied in the meetings by Mr. Ahmed Khaleel, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Dr. Ali Naseer Mohamed, Permanent Representative of the Maldives to the UN and Ambassador to the United States, and Mr. Ahmed Nasir, First Secretary at the Maldives Mission in New York.

Minister of Foreign Affairs, Abdulla Shahid met with senior officials of the United States Department of State today.

At the meeting held with Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for South and Central Asia, Ambassador Alice Wells, discussions were held on ways to further enhance bilateral cooperation between the Maldives and the United States, including strengthening governance and democratic consolidation in the Maldives.

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