Thursday, 30 January 2014

Qatari PM assures assistance in establishing Islamic University in Maldives

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Prime Minister, and the Minister of Interior of Qatar, Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani has assured Vice President Dr. Mohamed Jameel Ahmed, of Qatar’s assistance in establishing an Islamic University in the Maldives. At a meeting held this afternoon, as part of the Vice President’s visit to Qatar, Prime Minister Khalifa Al Thani also gave assurance of budget support to the Maldivian Government.

At the meeting, the Vice President and the Qatari Prime Minister explored areas where further assistance could be provided to the Maldives. In this regard, Prime Minister Khalifa Al Thani affirmed that the Qatari Government would facilitate scholarship opportunities at Qatari Universities. He also said that the Qatari Government would assist in attracting entrepreneurs to invest in the Maldives.

As part of his current visit to Qatar, the Vice President also met with the Minister of Public Health of Qatar, Abdullah bin Khalid Al Qahtani, and the Minister of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs of Qatar, Dr. Ghaith bin Mubarak Al Kuwari.

Meeting the Qatari Minister of Public Health, the Vice President briefed on the Maldivian Government’s plans for the development of the health sector. In this regard, the Vice President shared plans to establish an additional tertiary hospital in the Maldives, and to develop the Atoll hospitals and Health Centers in the country. The Qatari Public Health Minister assured the Vice President of Qatari Government’s support and assistance in this endeavor.

At the meeting with the Minister of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs of Qatar, discussions were held on facilitating short term courses for Maldivians in the field of Islamic studies. Minister Al Kuwari further assured of assistance in the establishment of an Islamic University in the Maldives.

The President's Office

Republic of the Maldives

Website: www.presidencymaldives.gov.mv

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