23 January 2017, Male'; The Palestinian Government Delegation led by the Ambassador of Palestine to the Republic of Maldives, His Excellency Dato’ Dr. Anwar Al Agha has called on the Minister of Foreign Affairs, His Excellency Dr. Mohamed Asim.
At the meeting held at the Foreign Ministry this afternoon, Minister Asim welcomed the delegation to the Maldives and discussed ways to further enhance and strengthen the close brotherly relations between the Maldives and Palestine. Minister Asim noted that the visit will pave the way for the first meeting of the Maldives – Palestine Intergovernmental Joint Committee. Minister Asim also reiterated that the people and the Government of Maldives will continue to standby the people of Palestine and support the Palestine cause.
The Ambassador and the delegation conveyed the appreciation of the Government and the people of Palestine for the continued support from the Government and people of the Maldives. They noted that the Palestine International Cooperation Agency (PICA) has been set up as a way of showing appreciation to the friends of Palestine through assistance and cooperation programmes. They expressed their commitment to working closely with the concerned authorities of Maldives to come up with a programme of cooperation between the two countries and extend assistance in different fields.
The meeting was attended by H. E. Mr Ahmed Khaleel, Secretary, Bilateral, H. E. Ms. Fathimath Inaya, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and Mr. Abdul Waris Saeed, Director at the Ministry.
The Palestine delegation is on a 4-day visit to the Maldives and will be meeting with senior government officials of Maldives to draw up a programme of cooperation between the two countries in different fields. The delegation includes Mr. Imad Zuhairi, Director General of the Palestinian International Cooperation Agency (PICA) and senior officials from different Ministries of Palestine.