2 June 2017, Male':

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The Maldives, Chair of the Alliance of Small Island States (AOSIS), regrets the decision of the United States to withdraw from the Paris Agreement. Not only does it represent a blow to the global efforts against climate change, it is also a setback for the multilateral process that is essential for governing the international community. 

As one of the countries most vulnerable to the impacts of climate change, and a leader of 37 island and low-lying coastal nations at the United Nations, we are especially disappointed that the world’s largest economy and biggest historic emitter abdicated its responsibility on such a critical issue. Still, immediately after the US announcement was made, much of the world reaffirmed its commitment to the Paris Agreement and our common dignity as global citizens. The European Union and China announced plans to hold a special climate summit in September and emerging leaders like India and Brazil assured the world of their determination to press on in the effort moving forward. 

The Maldives will continue its historic role as the voice of the nations most vulnerable to climate change and work with all partners, new and old, to realise the promise of a clean energy economy and healthy planet.

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Source: The President's Office 

Colombo, 1 June 2017;

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, His Excellency Dr. Mohamed Asim, today has met with the staff at the Embassy of Maldives in Colombo.

31 May 2017, Male';

The new Ambassador of Ukraine to the Republic of Maldives, His Excellency Igor Polikha called on the Foreign Secretary, His Excellency Dr. Ali Naseer Mohamed.

31 May 2017, Male';

The first Ambassador of the Republic of Ireland to the Republic of Maldives, His Excellency Mr. Brian McElduff, called on the Foreign Secretary, His Excellency Dr. Ali Naseer Mohamed.

31 May 2017

The Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Maldives, His Excellency Dr. Mohamed Asim in his capacity as the Special Envoy of the President of the Republic of Maldives has met with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Sri Lanka, Hon. Ravi Karunanayake, MP, this afternoon.