• 20 February 2019

    Minister of Foreign Affairs attended a lunch meeting hosted by US Department of State’s Acting Assistant Secretary Tom Vajda

    Minister of Foreign Affairs, Abdulla Shahid met with the Acting Assistant Secretary Tom Vajda and senior officials of the US Department of State today.

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  • 20 February 2019

    Minister of Foreign Affairs meets with Ambassador Alice G. Wells, Deputy Assistant Secretary for South and Central Asia at the U.S Department of State

    Minister of Foreign Affairs, Abdulla Shahid met with Ambassador Alice G. Wells, Deputy Assistant Secretary for South and Central Asia at the U.S Department of State.

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  • 20 February 2019

    Minister of Foreign Affairs meets with Ed Gresser, Assistant US Trade Representative for Trade Policy and Economics

    Minister of Foreign Affairs, Abdulla Shahid met with Ed Gresser, Assistant US Trade Representative for Trade and Policy this afternoon.

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  • 20 February 2019

    Minister Shahid shares his insight on the democratization journey of the Maldives at the roundtable hosted by The Atlantic Council

    Minister of Foreign Affairs, His Excellency Abdulla Shahid participated and delivered remarks in the roundtable discussions hosted by The Atlantic Council about the democratization journey of the Maldives.

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  • 18 February 2019

    Foreign Minister Departs on an Official Visit to the United States of America

    Minister of Foreign Affairs His Excellency Abdulla Shahid has departed to the United States, on the invitation of Secretary of State of the United States of America, His Excellency Michael Richard Pompeo.

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  • 15 February 2019

    Minister Shahid concludes his Official Visit to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

    The Minister of Foreign Affairs, His Excellency Abdulla Shahid return to Male’ after concluding his three day Official Visit to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia from 12 to 14 February 2019.

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  • 12 February 2019

    Ambassador of Germany calls on Foreign Minister

    The Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany to the Republic of Maldives His Excellency Jörn Rohde paid a courtesy call on His Excellency Abdulla Shahid, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Maldives this afternoon.

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  • 12 February 2019

    Ambassador of India to the Maldives pays a farewell call on the Minister of Foreign Affairs

    The Ambassador of India to the Maldives His Excellency Akhilesh Mishra paid a farewell call on the Minister of Foreign Affairs His Excellency Abdulla Shahid today, at the Ministry.

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  • 11 February 2019

    Foreign Minister Abdulla Shahid attends the ceremony to commemorate the extension of the Bicocca University Outpost Agreement

    Foreign Minister His Excellency Abdulla Shahid, was the Chief Guest at the function held to commemorate the extension of the Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Maldives and Università Degli Studi Di Milano-Bicocca, on the establishment of its outpost in Faafu Atoll Magoodhoo, this afternoon.

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  • 11 February 2019

    New Non-Resident Ambassador of Malaysia calls on Minister Shahid

    His Excellency Tan Yang Thai, Non-Resident Ambassador of Malaysia to the Republic of Maldives paid a courtesy call yesterday on the Minister of Foreign Affairs, His Excellency Abdulla Shahid.

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  • 08 February 2019

    The New Ambassador of Maldives to India Presents Credentials

    The new Ambassador of the Republic of Maldives to India, Her Excellency Aishath Mohamed Didi presented her Letter of Credence to the President of the Republic of India, His Excellency Ram Nath Kovind today. At a grand ceremony held today at “Rashtrapati Bhavan” – the Presidential Palace, Her Excellency Aishath Mohamed Didi also presented the Letter of Recall of her predecessor to the President of India.

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  • 07 February 2019

    Ambassador of the European Union calls on the Foreign Minister

    The Ambassador of the European Union to the Maldives, His Excellency Tung-Lai Margue, paid a courtesy call on the Minister of Foreign Affairs, His Excellency Abdulla Shahid.

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  • 06 February 2019

    Maldives Committed to Improve Cooperation with International Human Rights Mechanisms

    The Minister of Foreign Affairs, His Excellency Mr Abdulla Shahid today reiterated the commitment of the Government of Maldives in working towards the promotion and protection of human rights for all Maldivians, and to cooperate closely with international human rights mechanisms.

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  • 31 January 2019

    Commonwealth Team Calls on the Foreign Minister

    The Commonwealth Secretariat Staff Team on an assessment mission to the Maldives paid a courtesy call on His Excellency Mr. Abdulla Shahid, Minister of Foreign Affairs today.

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  • 31 January 2019

    Temporary Biometric Clinic for Germany-Schengen Visa closes after a successful visa facilitation exercise

    The temporary biometric Clinic for Germany-Schengen visa is closed, after providing visa facilitation services for 5 days. The purpose of the Clinic was to ease the difficulties Maldives face while applying for Visa to travel to Germany, including those participating in Internationale Tourismus-Börse Berlin (ITB) Fair in March 2019.

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  • 29 January 2019

    Commonwealth Assessment Team Arrives in Maldives, Calls on Foreign Secretary

    The Commonwealth Secretariat Staff Team on an assessment mission to evaluate the Maldives’ membership application to the organization has arrived in the Maldives today. During the meeting held at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, His Excellency Mr. Abdul Ghafoor Mohamed, Foreign Secretary, welcomed the team to the Maldives and expressed the desire of the Government to re-join the Commonwealth as a Member State.

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  • 28 January 2019

    Commonwealth looks forward to welcoming the Maldives back into the family

    The Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Maldives, His Excellency Abdulla Shahid met with Rt Hon Patricia Scotland, Secretary-General of Commonwealth this afternoon to discuss the impending accession of the Maldives to re-join the Commonwealth.

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  • 28 January 2019

    Minister Shahid meets Canadian Acting High Commissioner

    The Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Maldives, His Excellency Abdulla Shahid met with Ms. Fountain Smith, Acting High Commissioner of Canada today. 

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  • 27 January 2019

    Temporary Biometric Clinic for Germany-Schengen Visa opens in Male

    A temporary biometric clinic for Germany-Schengen Visa has opened at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, this morning. This Clinic is organized by the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany to the Maldives with the assistance from the Government of Maldives and the Maldives Marketing and Public Relations Company.

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  • 26 January 2019

    Foreign Minister Shahid meets several Foreign Ministers and Permanent Representatives

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

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  • 26 January 2019

    Foreign Minister Shahid meets the Assistant Secretary-General for Political Affairs of the UN

    Minister of Foreign Affairs, Abdulla Shahid met with the Assistant Secretary-General for Political Affairs of the United Nations, Mr. Miroslav Jenča today. 

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  • 26 January 2019

    Foreign Minister Shahid meets the United Nations Secretary General

    Minister of Foreign Affairs, Abdulla Shahid met with the United Nations Secretary General, Mr. António Guterres today. 

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  • 26 January 2019

    We cannot wait for climate change to force us to abandon our identity and lose our homes. We need actions. – says Foreign Minister Shahid to the UN Security Council

    Foreign Minister Abdulla Shahid told the United Nations Security Council that “we cannot wait for climate change to force us to abandon our identity and lose our homes. We need actions.”

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  • 25 January 2019

    Foreign Minister Shahid meets several Foreign Ministers and Permanent Representatives in New York

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

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  • 25 January 2019

    Foreign Minister Shahid meets with the US National Security Council

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

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  • 24 January 2019

    Foreign Minister Shahid holds meetings with the US State Department

    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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  • 23 January 2019

    “There is a profound dependency, -- a mutual dependency -- between Indian Ocean and the Maldives” says Foreign Minister Shahid at CSIS in Washington DC

    "There is a profound dependency, -- a mutual dependency -- between Indian Ocean and the Maldives” says Foreign Minister Shahid in his speech delivered at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) today, on the topic, Maldives and Indian Ocean security.

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  • 23 January 2019

    Foreign Minister Shahid meets with US Treasury and USAID

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

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  • 22 January 2019

    Maldives delegation to actively participate at the 32nd Session of the Universal Period Review

    The 32nd Session of the Universal Periodic Review commenced at the Palais des Nations in Geneva, on 21st January 2019. This two-week session concludes on 1st February 2019. In line with the priority the Maldives accords to the UN Human Rights Council and its mechanisms, the delegation of the Republic of Maldives will actively participate at this session of the Universal Periodic Review and will present constructive recommendations to the 14 States that are to be reviewed at the Session.

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  • 21 January 2019

    The New Ambassador of Azerbaijan calls on Foreign Minister

    The Non-Resident Ambassador of the Republic of Azerbaijan to the Republic of Maldives, His Excellency Dr. Ashraf Shikhaliyev, paid a courtesy call on the Minister of Foreign Affairs, His Excellency Abdulla Shahid this morning.

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  • 20 January 2019

    Ambassador of the United Kingdom calls on the Minister of Foreign Affairs

    The Ambassador of the United Kingdom to the Republic of Maldives, His Excellency James Dauris paid a courtesy call on the Minister of Foreign Affairs, His Excellency Abdulla Shahid, this morning.

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  • 20 January 2019

    Foreign Minister Departs on Official Visit to the United States and to the United Kingdom

    Minister of Foreign Affairs His Excellency Mr. Abdulla Shahid has departed on an official visit to the United States of America and, to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

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  • 20 January 2019

    New Ambassador of Switzerland calls on Foreign Minister Shahid

    The newly appointed Ambassador of Switzerland to the Maldives, His Excellency Hanspeter Mock, called on the Minister of Foreign Affairs, His Excellency Abdulla Shahid, today.

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  • 20 January 2019

    Newly Appointed Finland Ambassador calls on the Minister of Foreign Affairs

    His Excellency Harri Kämäräinen, Ambassador of Finland to the Republic of Maldives, called on the Minister of Foreign Affairs, His Excellency Abdulla Shahid, today.

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  • 15 January 2019

    Foreign Minister meets the Acting CEO of ADNOC Distribution

    Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Maldives, His Excellency Mr. Abdulla Shahid met with Eng. Saeed Mabarak Al-Rashdi, Acting Chief Executive Officer of Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) Distribution in Abu Dhabi today.

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  • 15 January 2019

    Foreign Minister meets with Advisor to the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi

    Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Maldives, His Excellency Mr. Abdulla Shahid met with Dr. Jaber Bittar, Advisor at the Office of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of United Arab Emirates in Abu Dhabi today.

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  • 15 January 2019

    MoU signed with UAE on Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency

    The Minister of Environment of the Republic of Maldives, His Excellency Dr. Hussain Rasheed Hassan and the Minister of Climate Change and Environment of the United Arab Emirates, His Excellency Dr. Thani Al Zeyoudi signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Cooperation in the Field of Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency, at a ceremony held this evening at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre.

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  • 14 January 2019

    MoU signed with UAE on Establishing a Joint Cooperation Committee

    The Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Maldives, His Excellency Abdulla Shahid and the Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of the United Arab Emirates, His Highness Sheikh Abdullah Bin Zayed Al Nahyan signed a Memorandum of Understanding between the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Maldives and Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of the United Arab Emirates

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  • 08 January 2019

    US Ambassador, Alaina Teplitz and Assistant Secretary of Defense, Randall Schriver, call on the Minister of Foreign Affairs

    Ambassador of the United States of America to the Maldives, Her Excellency Alaina Teplitz and the Assistant Secretary of Defense of the United States of America, Randall Schriver, called on the Foreign Minister, His Excellency Abdulla Shahid, today.

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  • 03 January 2019

    New Ambassador of Japan calls on the Foreign Minister

    Her Excellency Ms. Keiko Yanai, the new Ambassador of Japan to Maldives, paid a courtesy call on the Minister of Foreign Affairs, His Excellency Abdulla Shahid today. The introductory call took place shortly after Ambassador Yanai presented her letter of credence to President Solih in a ceremony held at the President’s Office. 

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