• 12 November 2019

    Chargé d’Affaires a.i. of the European Union calls on Foreign Minister Abdulla Shahid

    The Chargé d’Affaires a.i. of the European Union to the Maldives, Mr. Thorsten Bargfrede, paid a courtesy call on the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Abdulla Shahid, today.

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  • 03 November 2019

    Statement by the Minister of Foreign Affairs on the occasion of Victory Day

    On the 31st anniversary of Victory Day, we honour those who made the ultimate sacrifice for this nation. Today, the brave martyrs of the Maldives National Defence Force, and civilians are remembered with abundant love. We are grateful that such heroic people were amongst us. We honour all those who undertook the duties entrusted to them with unwavering dedication and dignity and fought to preserve the sovereignty of this nation.

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  • 08 October 2019

    Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate (CTED) meets with Minister of State Ahmed Khaleel

    A delegation from the Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate (CTED) today called on His Excellency Mr. Ahmed Khaleel, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs. During the meeting which was held in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the CTED team briefed the State Minister on the ongoing visit to the Maldives, the purposes of the visit and their interactions with various interlocutors.

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  • 07 October 2019

    Ambassador of the European Union pays farewell call on the Foreign Minister

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

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  • 26 September 2019

    Minister Shahid participates in Ministerial-level side event on climate and security

    His Excellency Abdulla Shahid, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Maldives, participated in a Ministerial-level meeting on climate and security organised by the Group of Friends on Climate and Security on the sidelines of the 74th Session of the United Nations General Assembly.

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  • 21 September 2019

    Foreign Minister concludes his Official Visit to China

    His Excellency Abdulla Shahid, Minister of Foreign Affairs concludes his Official Visit to China. During the visit, Minister Shahid paid a courtesy call on His Excellency Wang Qishan Vice President of China, His Excellency Wang Yi, State Counsellor and Minister of Foreign Affairs of China, and exchanged views on further strengthening the close bilateral relations between the two countries.

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  • 19 September 2019

    Minister of Foreign Affairs meets with the Vice President of China

    Minister of Foreign Affairs, His Excellency Abdulla Shahid met with the Vice President of China, His Excellency Wang Qishan, this morning in Beijing.

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  • 11 September 2019

    Statement by the Government of Maldives concerning the announcement by Benjamin Netanyahu to annex parts of the West Bank

    The Government of Maldives strongly condemns the irresponsible statements made by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, to annex and apply Israeli sovereignty over the Jordan Valley and the northern Dead Sea in the Occupied Palestinian Territories of West Bank, should he win the general elections in Israel next week.

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  • 05 September 2019

    UN High Commissioner for Human Rights commends the Government of Maldives for Commitment and Political Will on Human Rights Promotion

    High Commissioner for Human Rights, H.E. Ms. Michelle Bachelet held an informal conversation with observer and member states today at the UN office in Geneva. High Commissioner mentioned that her oral update during the upcoming 42nd Session of the Human Rights Council, would be focused on Urgent Climate Action. She explained that 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development Goals would be wiped away if states did not urgently address the issue of climate change.

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  • 28 August 2019

    Foreign Minister Shahid meets with the Commonwealth Assessment Mission

    Minister of Foreign Affairs, His Excellency Abdulla Shahid met with the members of the Commonwealth Second Assessment Mission today at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The Assessment Mission is presently visiting the Maldives to engage with important domestic stakeholders to assess the Maldives’ application to rejoin the Commonwealth.

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  • 05 August 2019

    Temporary UK Visa Application Centre opens at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    The temporary UK Visa Application Centre has started accepting visa applications today at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The Visa Centre will collect the biometric enrollments and documents from all applicants who have made prior appointments.

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  • 04 August 2019

    Foreign Minister Abdulla Shahid sends a message of condolence to the Secretary of State of the United States of America, following the mass shootings in Texas and Ohio

    His Excellency Abdulla Shahid, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Maldives sent a message of condolence to His Excellency Michael Richard Pompeo, Secretary of State of the United States of America.

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  • 21 July 2019

    Minister Shahid sends National Day Greetings to Belgium

    The Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Maldives, Abdulla Shahid sends message of felicitations to Didier Reynders, Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Belgium, on the joyous occasion of the National Day of Belgium.

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  • 18 July 2019

    Temporary UK Visa application centre will open in Male’ from 05 - 06 August 2019

    The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, will host a temporary UK visa application centre in Male’, organised by the British Embassy to the Maldives.

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  • 17 July 2019

    Maldives Reiterates Solidarity with Palestine at OIC Meeting

    The Minister of State for Foreign Affairs His Excellency Ahmed Khaleel has reiterated the Maldives support for an independent and sovereign Palestine, and condemned recent Israeli violations against the Palestinian people.

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  • 14 July 2019

    EU Counter-Terrorism Coordinator calls on State Minister Ahmed Khaleel

    The European Union Counter Terrorism Coordinator, Gilles De Kerchove, paid a courtesy call on the Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Ahmed Khaleel today.

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  • 12 July 2019

    Delegation of Maldives actively participated at the 41st Session of the UN Human Rights Council

    The 41st Session of the United Nations Human Rights Council concluded today in Geneva. The session was held from 24th June to 12th July 2019.

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  • 27 June 2019

    Foreign Minister Abdulla Shahid meets with EU Commissioner for Trade, EEAS and MEPs

    Minister of Foreign Affairs, Abdulla Shahid met with EU Commissioner for Trade, Cecilia Malmstrom today. At the meeting held at the European Commission, Minister Shahid and Commissioner Malmstrom explored ways to expand trade relations between the Maldives and the European Union. They also discussed on the need for greater access to Maldivian tuna at the European market.

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  • 26 June 2019

    Foreign Minister arrives in Belgium on an official visit

    Minister of Foreign Affairs, Abdulla Shahid has arrived in Belgium on a two-day official visit.

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  • 25 June 2019

    Foreign Minister Abdulla Shahid holds bilateral talks with Foreign Minister of Russia, Sergey Lavrov.

    Minister of Foreign Affairs, Abdulla Shahid held bilateral talks with the Foreign Minister of Russia Sergey Lavrov. At the meeting held at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia today, both the Ministers discussed on strengthening bilateral cooperation between the countries in various sectors.

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  • 25 June 2019

    Government of Maldives and Government of the Russian Federation sign an Agreement on Mutual Exemption of Visa requirements.

    Minister of Foreign Affairs, Abdulla Shahid signed an Agreement for the Mutual Exemption of Visa Requirements for nationals of the Russian Federation and nationals of the Republic of Maldives, with the Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, this afternoon.

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  • 17 June 2019

    President Solih inaugurates the Maldives Partnership Forum 2019

    The President of Maldives, H.E. Ibrahim Mohamed Solih today inaugurated the Fourth Edition of the Maldives Partnership Forum.

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  • 13 June 2019

    Statement by the Government of Maldives on the missile attack on Saudi Arabia’s Abha International Airport

    The Government of Maldives strongly condemns the missile attack on Abha International Airport in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, targeting innocent civilians.

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  • 12 June 2019

    Maldives Getting Ready to Host Partnership Forum 2019

    The Government of Maldives is set to host the largest multilateral gathering of international development partners at the “Maldives Partnership Forum”, to be held from 17-18 June 2019 at Kurumba Resort. This year’s forum, last held in 2009, is themed “Investing in a Resilient and Sustainable Maldives” will showcase the Maldives’ democratic journey, highlight key development challenges and share with partners how the government plans to move ahead and leverage assistance where required.

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  • 08 June 2019

    Joint Statement on the Occasion of the State Visit of Prime Minister Modi to the Republic of Maldives

    1. Prime Minister of India H.E. Shri Narendra Modi, is on a State Visit to the Maldives from 8 to 9 June 2019, at the invitation of the President of the Republic of Maldives H.E. Mr Ibrahim Mohamed Solih.

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  • 05 June 2019

    Foreign Minister Shahid delivers Keynote address at the roundtable discussion on “Climate Change, Migration and Displacement” at the Berlin Climate and Security Conference 2019

    Minister of Foreign Affairs Abdulla Shahid participated as a keynote speaker at the roundtable discussion on “Climate Change, Migration and Displacement” at the Berlin Climate and Security Conference 2019. During his address this morning, Minister Shahid stressed on the importance of taking decisive and urgent action to reverse the trends of climate change and expressed the Maldives commitment to be at the forefront of global action on this important issue.

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  • 05 June 2019

    Keynote Speech by His Excellency Abdulla Shahid, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Maldives, at the Berlin Climate Change and Security Conference Addressing “Climate Change and Displacements”

    Minister of Foreign Affairs Abdulla Shahid participated as a keynote speaker at the roundtable discussion on “Climate Change, Migration and Displacement” at the Berlin Climate and Security Conference 2019. 

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  • 03 June 2019

    Foreign Minister departs to Germany to participate in the Berlin Climate and Security Conference

    The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Abdulla Shahid departs to Germany this morning, to attend the Berlin Climate and Security Conference which is scheduled to be held from 4 June, in Berlin.

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  • 30 May 2019

    Foreign Minister Shahid participated in the preparatory Council of Foreign Ministers Meeting for the 14th Session of the Islamic Summit Conference

    The Minister of Foreign Affairs, His Excellency Abdulla Shahid, participates in the preparatory Foreign Ministers Meeting for the 14th Session of the Islamic Summit Conference. The meeting held in Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, was attended by Foreign Ministers of Member States of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC).

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  • 20 May 2019

    Minister Shahid congratulates the Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs of France on the occasion of the 50th Anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Maldives and France

    The Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Maldives, His Excellency Abdulla Shahid sends message of felicitations to His Excellency Jean-Yves Le Drian, Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs of France, on the occasion of the 50th Anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Maldives and France.

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  • 20 May 2019

    Ms. Akiko Fujii, UNDP Resident Representative presents her Letter of Appointment to His Excellency Mr. Abdulla Shahid, Minister of Foreign Affairs

    Ms. Akiko Fujii, UNDP Resident Representative presented her Letter of Appointment to H.E. Mr. Abdulla Shahid, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Maldives, today at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

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  • 13 May 2019

    Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Turkey, His Excellency Sedat Önal Calls on the Foreign Secretary

    Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Turkey, His Excellency Sedat Önal calls on Foreign Secretary His Excellency Abdul Ghafoor Mohamed, today.

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  • 13 May 2019

    Joint Press Release of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Romania and the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Maldives

    The Romanian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Teodor Meleșcanu, and the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Maldives, Abdulla Shahid, met in Bucharest, on 10 May 2019, to hold a round of bilateral consultations, on the occasion of Minister Shahid’s official visit to Romania from 9 to 13 May 2019.

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  • 10 May 2019

    Minister of Foreign Affairs Abdulla Shahid meets Raed Arafat, Secretary of State, Head of Emergency Situations of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Romania

    Minister of Foreign Affairs Abdulla Shahid met with the Secretary of State and Head of Emergency Situations of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Romania, today.

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  • 10 May 2019

    Minister of Foreign Affairs Abdulla Shahid meets Vice Prime Minister for Romania’s Strategic Partnerships’ Implementation Her Excellency Ms. Ana Birchall.

    Minister of Foreign Affairs Abdulla Shahid met with Vice Prime Minister for Romania’s Strategic Partnership’s Implementation Her Excellency Ms. Ana Birchall today.

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  • 09 May 2019

    Foreign Minister Abdulla Shahid sends Europe Day greetings

    Minister of Foreign Affairs, His Excellency Abdulla Shahid has sent a message of greetings on the occasion of the Europe Day to Her Excellency Federica Mogherini, High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy / Vice-President of the Commission.

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  • 06 May 2019

    Maldives participates at the 33rd Session of the Universal Periodic Review

    The 33rd Session of the Universal Periodic Review commenced at the Palais des Nations in Geneva, on 6th May 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 states that are to be reviewed at the Session.

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  • 29 April 2019

    Ambassador of Germany calls on Foreign Minister Abdulla Shahid

    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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  • 28 April 2019

    Ms. Shoko Noda, UN Resident Coordinator to the Maldives, pays a farewell call on Foreign Minister Shahid

    Ms. Shoko Noda, the United Nations Resident Coordinator to the Maldives, paid a farewell call on His Excellency Mr. Abdulla Shahid, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today, at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

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  • 22 April 2019

    Minister Shahid sends message of condolence to Sri Lankan Foreign Minister

    The Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Maldives, His Excellency Abdulla Shahid has sent a message of condolence to the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, His Excellency Tilak Marapana, following the multiple explosions that took place in Sri Lanka today.  

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  • 21 April 2019

    Statement of the Government of Maldives on the series of explosions in Colombo, Sri Lanka

    The Government of Maldives is deeply shocked and concerned by reports of multiple explosions in Colombo, Sri Lanka.The Government of Maldives strongly condemns these cowardly acts of terrorism and stands shoulder to shoulder with the Government and people of Sri Lanka during this difficult time of national crisis and grief. 

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  • 10 April 2019

    Foreign Minister Shahid meets with his Counterpart Federal Foreign Minister of Germany

    Minister of Foreign Affairs His Excellency Mr. Abdulla Shahid met with His Excellency Mr. Heiko Maas, Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Federal Republic of Germany today at the Federal Foreign Office in Berlin.

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  • 08 April 2019

    Foreign Minister departs to Germany to participate in the Fifth Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue

    The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Abdulla Shahid departs on an official visit to Germany this morning, to attend the Fifth Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue which is scheduled to be held from 9-10 April, in Berlin.

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  • 08 April 2019

    Newly Appointed Ambassador of France calls on the Foreign Minister

    Ambassador of France to the Republic of Maldives, Eric Lavertu, called on the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Abdulla Shahid, today.

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  • 07 April 2019

    Japan Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs calls of Foreign Minister Shahid

    The Vice Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan, His Excellency Norikazu Suzuki paid a courtesy call on Foreign Minister Shahid this morning. The Vice Minister is in the Maldives for a two day visit and is heading the Japanese eight-member delegation dispatched to observe the Maldives Parliamentary Election.

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  • 06 April 2019

    The Maldives holds Parliamentary Election

    The Maldives holds election to elect 87 members to the People’s Majlis (The Maldives Parliament).

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  • 26 March 2019

    Chief of Mission of the International Organisation for Migration to Maldives, Mr. Sarat Dash, presents his credentials to Minister of Foreign Affairs

    The newly appointed Chief of Mission of the International Organisation for Migration (IMO), Mr Sarat Dash, has presented his credentials to the Minister of Foreign Affairs, His Excellency Abdulla Shahid.

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  • 25 March 2019

    Ambassador of Singapore pays a courtesy call on the Minister of Foreign Affairs

    The Ambassador of Singapore to the Republic of Maldives, His Excellency Chua Thian Poh paid a courtesy call to the Minister of Foreign Affairs, His Excellency Abdulla Shahid today.

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  • 25 March 2019

    First Resident Ambassador of UAE calls on the Minister of Foreign Affairs

    His Excellency Dr. Saeed Mohamed Ali Alshamsi, the newly appointed Ambassador of the United Arab Emirates to the Republic of Maldives, called on His Excellency Abdulla Shahid, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Maldives, today.

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  • 24 March 2019

    Maldives delegation actively participated at the 40th Session of Human Rights Council

    The 40th Session of the United Nations Human Rights Council concluded today in Geneva. The Maldives delegation actively contributed to the 4 week session that started on 25 February 2019 with the High Level Segment. The Delegation of Maldives delivered 21 formal statements and actively participated in the negotiation of the 29 resolutions adopted during the session. The Council also confirmed the appointment of 4 Mandate Holders.

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  • 21 March 2019

    Foreign Minister delivers statement at the UN South South Cooperation Meeting

    The Minister of Foreign Affairs, His Excellency Abdulla Shahid last evening delivered the national statement of the Maldives at the ongoing Second High Level United Nations Conference on South-South Cooperation, in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Speaking at the plenary session of the High Level Conference, Minister Shahid reiterated the new commitment of the Maldives to cooperate more closely with regional and international partners in the developing world, to establish new partnerships and to explore new economic opportunities that would be beneficial to the Maldives.

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  • 20 March 2019

    Maldives Payment System Development Project

    Maldives Monetary Authority (MMA) has issued a Request for Information (RFI) with the objective of obtaining information about prospective vendors’ capabilities, potential solutions and the costs involved to fulfil the vision of the Maldives Payment System Development Project.

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  • 20 March 2019

    Minister Shahid Conveys Commiserations to the Foreign Ministers of Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi, following Cyclone Idai Created: 20 March 2019

    His Excellency Abdulla Shahid, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Maldives, has sent messages to his counterparts; His Excellency José Condungua Antonio Pacheco, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of Mozambique; His Excellency Lieutenant General (RTD) Dr. Sibusiso Busi Moyo, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Trade of Zimbabwe; and His Excellency Dr. Emmanuel Fabiano M.P., Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of Malawi, conveying commiserations following the devastation caused due to Cyclone Idai.

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  • 18 March 2019

    Foreign Minister departs to Argentina to participate in the Second High Level UN Conference on South-South Cooperation

    The Minister of Foreign Affairs, His Excellency Abdulla Shahid has departed on an official visit to Argentina this evening, to attend the Second High Level UN Conference on South-South Cooperation which is due to be held from 20th to 22nd March, in Buenos Aires.

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  • 18 March 2019

    Joint Statement on the Official Visit of Minister of External Affairs of India to Maldives

    1. At the invitation of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Maldives (FM) Abdulla Shahid, the External Affairs Minister of India (EAM) Smt. Sushma Swaraj paid an official visit to the Maldives from 17-18 March 2019.

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  • 17 March 2019

    Minister of External Affairs of the Republic of India arrives in Maldives, on official visit

    The Minister of External Affairs of India Her Excellency Sushma Swaraj has arrived on an official visit to Maldives this afternoon. The Minister of External Affairs of India is visiting the Maldives on the invitation of the Minister of Foreign Affairs His Excellency Abdulla Shahid.

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  • 15 March 2019

    Foreign Minister sends message of Condolence to the Minister of Foreign Affairs of New Zealand

    Minister of Foreign Affairs Abdulla Shahid has sent a message of condolence, to the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs of New Zealand, His Excellency Winston Peters, following the brutal terrorist attacks in two mosques in Christchurch today.

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  • 12 March 2019

    Maldives and the US sign Development Objective Grant Agreement (DOAG) and MoU on the Fulbright Academic Exchange Program

    A Development Objective Grant Agreement (DOAG) and Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on the Fulbright Academic Exchange Program has been signed between the Maldives and the United States of America today.

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  • 12 March 2019

    United States Ambassador to the Maldives calls on Foreign Minister Abdulla Shahid

    The Ambassador of the United States of America to the Maldives, Alaina Teplitz paid a courtesy call on the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Abdulla Shahid, today.

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  • 05 March 2019

    Ambassador of Maldives to Singapore His Excellency Dr. Abdulla Mausoom presents his Letter of Credence to President of Singapore Her Excellency Madam Halimah Yacob

    The newly appointed Ambassador of the Republic of Maldives to the Republic of Singapore, His Excellency Dr. Abdulla Mausoom, presented his Letter of Credence to the President of the Republic of Singapore, Her Excellency Madam Halimah Yacob at the official ceremony held this morning at the Office of the President of the Republic of Singapore - Istana.

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  • 04 March 2019

    Newly Appointed Portugal Ambassador calls on the Minister of Foreign Affairs

    Newly appointed Ambassador of Portugal to the Republic of Maldives, Carlos José de Pinho de Melo Pereira Marques, called on the Minister of Foreign Affairs, His Excellency Abdulla Shahid, today.

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  • 04 March 2019

    Newly Appointed Spanish Ambassador calls on the Minister of Foreign Affairs

    Newly appointed Ambassador of Spain to the Maldives, José Ramón Barañano Fernández, called on the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Abdulla Shahid, today.

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  • 04 March 2019

    Norwegian State Secretary calls on Foreign Minister Abdulla Shahid

    The Norwegian State Secretary at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Marianne Hagen paid a courtesy call on the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Abdulla Shahid, today.

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  • 03 March 2019

    Foreign Minister Shahid calls on the Foreign Minister of UAE, meets with the Secretary General of the OIC, and other bilateral partners

    The Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Maldives, His Excellency Abdulla Shahid today called on His Highness Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of the United Arab Emirates. During the meeting, which was held in Abu Dhabi, Minister Shahid offered his congratulations for the leadership of His Highness Sheikh Abdullah during his chairmanship of the 46th Session of the Council of Foreign Ministers of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), which concluded today.

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  • 01 March 2019

    Foreign Minister Shahid calls for greater Islamic solidarity in the OIC, to collectively cooperate on common challenges.

    The Minister of Foreign Affairs His Excellency Abdulla Shahid today called for greater Islamic solidarity within the Islamic Ummah, and to enhance cooperation in the fields of human rights, commerce, information exchange, while emphasizing the need to embrace the noble teachings and principles of Islam.

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  • 01 March 2019

    Foreign Minister Shahid sends greetings to the Foreign Minister of Bosnia and Herzegovina on the occasion of the Independence Day of Bosnia and Herzegovina

    The Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Maldives, His Excellency Abdulla Shahid sends message of felicitations to His Excellency Igor Crnadak, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Bosnia and Herzegovina, on the occasion of the Independence Day of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

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  • 01 March 2019

    Minister of Foreign Affairs Arrives in UAE to attend OIC Foreign Ministers Meeting

    Minister of Foreign Affairs, His Excellency Abdulla Shahid has arrived tonight in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates to attend the 46th Session of the Council of Foreign Ministers of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC).

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  • 27 February 2019

    Statement by the Government of Maldives on the escalation of tension between India and Pakistan

    The Government of Maldives is deeply concerned about the escalation of tension between India and Pakistan, following the terrorist attack on CRPF personnel in Pulwama, State of Jammu and Kashmir on 14 February 2019.

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  • 26 February 2019

    Minister Shahid sends Liberation Day greetings to Kuwait

    The Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Maldives, His Excellency Abdulla Shahid sends a felicitations message to His Excellency Sabah Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the State of Kuwait.

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  • 25 February 2019

    “The Maldives has changed. On 23rd September 2018, the people of the Maldives elected democracy into office.” - Minister Shahid

    Addressing the High Level Segment of the Fortieth Session of the Human Rights Council, His Excellency Mr. Abdulla Shahid, Minister of Foreign Affairs, emphasised on the democratic change the Maldives is presently going through, with the new government having assumed office on 17th November 2018.

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  • 21 February 2019

    Government of Maldives signs Memorandum of Agreement on Aviation Security Cooperation with the US Government

    Minister of Foreign Affairs, Abdulla Shahid signed a Memorandum of Agreement on Aviation Cooperation with the Government of the United States of America today. Ms. Alina Romanowski, Principal Deputy Coordinator on Counter-terrorism at the US Department of State, signed the Agreement on behalf of the US government.

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  • 21 February 2019

    Minister of Foreign Affairs Abdulla Shahid meets US Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo

    Minister of Foreign Affairs Abdulla Shahid met with US Secretary of State, Michael R. Pompeo today.

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  • 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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