Foreign Minister Shahid holds a telephone conversation with the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy

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11 June 2020

Minister of Foreign Affairs of Maldives, Abdulla Shahid held a telephone conversation with the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Josep Borrell Fontelles today.

During the conversation, Minister Shahid highlighted on the reinvigorated Maldives-EU partnership, and expressed appreciation for the continued assistance to the Government of Maldives by the European Union in its efforts to combat the global COVID-19 pandemic. The Foreign Minister particularly noted the recent 3 million euros grant assistance from the European Union and the additional support that would be extended through the European Investment Bank soon.

The High Representative expressed interest in strengthening cooperation with the Government of Maldives on global challenges such as climate change, counter-terrorism and democracy consolidation, and commended the Maldives for the progress made on these key issues.  

Foreign Minister Shahid and High Representative Borrell reaffirmed their commitment to continue working together on bilateral, regional and international issues of mutual importance, to further strengthen the ongoing partnership.ENDS