30 May 2017, Ref: 2017-153

Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dr. Mohamed Asim has departed to Sri Lanka, as Special Envoy of President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom.

30 May 2017, Male'

The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) signed a grant agreement with the Government of the Republic of Maldives to provide grant aid of up to 2792 million yen for assistance for the project for the Digital Terrestrial Television Broadcasting Network Development.

23 May 2017, Dhaka;

The first female Ambassador of the Republic of Maldives to Bangladesh, Her Excellency Aishath Shaan Shakir presented her Letter of Credence and Letter of Recall of her predecessor to the President of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh, His Excellency Md. Abdul Hamid at a ceremony held at ‘Bangabhaban’ the official residence-cum-office of the Honourable President of Bangladesh.

23 May 2017, Male';

The Third Policy Dialogue between the Government of Maldives and the European Union (EU) was held this afternoon at Bandos Maldives.

22 May 2017, Male';

The Government of the Maldives will host the Third Maldives-EU Policy Dialogue tomorrow. The Maldives-EU Policy Dialogue is an initiative taken by the Government of Maldives in 2015 to strengthen the existing ties of friendship and cooperation between the Maldives and the European Union.

This year, nine Ambassadors and Heads of Missions from EU member countries will participate in the Dialogue. The EU Delegation will be led by H.E. Mr. Tung-Lai Margue, Ambassador of the European Union to the Maldives. The Maldives Delegation will be led by H.E. Dr. Mohamed Asim, Minister of Foreign Affairs.

This year’s Dialogue will cover the following thematic areas; human rights, democracy consolidation and strengthening of the justice sector, combating terrorism, radicalisation, safety of foreign tourists, climate change, fisheries and social sector development.