16 April 2017, Male’;

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is organising the annual Meeting of Heads of Missions of the Republic of Maldives from 19-20th April 2017. President of Maldives, His Excellency Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom will inaugurate the official opening ceremony.

This is the first annual gathering of the Heads of Missions held in 10 years. The last meeting took place in 2007. This year’s theme is “Promoting Destination Maldives” which revolves around promoting Maldives as a tourism destination, but also as a destination for foreign Investments and economic projects to enhance growth in the Maldives. In this regard, discussions will be carried out within the Heads of Missions on best practices, viability and challenges faced in advancing the mandate of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

The main objectives during the sessions will be focused on devising ways to overcome the challenges faced, and methodologies to strengthen the administration and coordination between Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Missions abroad, to perfect the diplomatic practices to attract foreign investors and tourists.