January 23, 2018

His Excellency Dr. Mohamed Asim, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Maldives paid a courtesy call on his counterpart, His Excellency Dr. Jubeir, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The meeting was held at the Headquarters of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) in Jeddah.

During the meeting, Minister Asim expressed Maldives support and solidarity to the Government and people of Saudi Arabia on a number of issues internationally. He thanked the Government of Saudi Arabia for their crucial role in contributing to the economic empowerment and development of the Maldives.

In his remarks, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Saudi Arabia expressed his sincere appreciation to the Maldives for the support it continues to extend to the Kingdom. He reiterated the close and brotherly relations between the two countries, and the desire of the Government to maintain and strengthen the close engagements between both the countries.

His Excellency Mr. Abdulla Hameed, Ambassador of the Maldives to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Mr. Javed Faizal, Additional Secretary at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Maldives were also present at the meeting.