News from the Maldives

The newly appointed Special Envoy of the Commonwealth Secretary General Dr. Willy Mutunga, arrived in the Maldives today on a five-day visit, on the invitation of the Government of Maldives. The Commonwealth Secretary General appointed the Special Envoy on a request made by the Government of Maldives in February this year, to support the Government in implementing the reforms initiated by President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom.

H.E. Mr. Vicente Vivencio T. Bandillo, Ambassador of the Republic of Philippines to the Republic of Maldives, has called on the Minister of Foreign Affairs, H.E. Dr. Mohamed Asim.

The Ambassador of Palestine to the Republic of Maldives, His Excellency Dato’ Dr. Anwar Al Agha has called on the Foreign Minister, His Excellency Dr. Mohamed Asim.

His Excellency Eng. Bader Ali Al Kahail, Ambassador of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to the Maldives, has called on the Minister of Foreign Affairs, His Excellency Dr. Mohamed Asim.

A delegation of the All Party British-Maldives Parliamentary Group led by Sir David Amess called on His Excellency Dr. Mohamed Asim this afternoon. During the meeting held at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the delegation held discussions on strengthening bilateral relations between the Maldives and the United Kingdom.

Mr. Tamrat Samuel, Senior Advisor in the Department of Political Affairs of the United Nations, departed from the Maldives this evening after the completion of a four day follow up visit to facilitate the Political Party Talks. During his visit, Mr. Samuel met with President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom, senior government officials, political party representatives and civil society representatives.

The Ambassador of Japan His Excellency Mr. Kenichi Suganuma, paid his farewell call on H.E. Dr. Mohamed Asim, Minister of Foreign Affairs at Ministry of Foreign Affairs this morning.

Senior Advisor to the United Nations Department of Political Affairs, Mr. Tamrat Samuel has today met with Minister of Foreign Affairs H.E. Dr. Mohamed Asim.

United Nations Resident Coordinator, Ms. Shoko Noda paid a courtesy call on Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dr. Mohamed Asim, today.

Senior Advisor for Asia and the Pacific at the United Nations Department of Political Affairs Mr. Tamrat Samuel, arrived in the Maldives today to continue facilitation of Political Party dialogue process.  Mr. Tamrat was received at Ibrahim Nasir International Airport by Foreign Secretary, H.E. Dr. Ali Naseer Mohamed.

The Mayor of Suzhou, China, His Excellency Mr Qu Futian paid a courtesy call on Vice President Abdulla Jihad, this Thursday morning, at the President’s Office.

The Ambassador of China to the Maldives, His Excellency Mr. Wang Fukang paid a courtesy call on Vice President Abdulla Jihad, this Thursday morning, at the President’s Office.

President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom has appointed Dr. Mohamed Asim as the Minister of Foreign Affairs. Dr. Mohamed Asim took the oath of office on Wednesday morning, at a ceremony held at the President’s Office. The oath was administered by Supreme Court Judge Uz. Abdulla Areef.

The Government of Maldives strongly condemns the deadly bomb blast near the Sholakia Eid prayer congregation in Kishoreganj District in Dhaka, killing innocent lives and injuring many more.

President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom has sent a message of sympathy to King of Saudi Arabia, His Majesty Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud, following the suicide bomb blast near Al-Masjid an-Nabawi.

Minister of Foreign Affairs H.E. Ms Dunya Maumoon has sent congratulatory messages to the Ministers of Foreign Affairs of Sweden, Italy, Bolivia, Ethiopia and Kazakhstan on their election to the non-permanent seat of the United Nations Security Council for the term 2017-2019.

The Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Maldives, H.E Ms. Dunya Maumoon has sent a message of condolence to H.E. Abul Hassan Mahmood Ali, MP, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Bangladesh following the deadly terrorist attack in Dhaka that killed innocent lives.

The Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Maldives, H.E Ms. Dunya Maumoon has sent a message of condolence to H.E. Mr. Fumio Kishida, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan following the deadly terrorist attack in Dhaka that killed innocent lives.  

H.E. Ms. Dunya Maumoon, Minister of Foreign Affairs, has sent a message of condolence to His Excellency Dr. Ibrahim Abdul-Kareem Hamza Al-Eshaiker Al-Jaafari , Minister of Foreign Affairs, Chairman of the Iraqi National Alliance, following the deadly suicide bomb attack in Baghdad, that took many innocent lives.

Foreign Minister Dunya Maumoon delivered the joint-statement at the 32nd UN Human Rights Council today, co-sponsored by over 80 states led by a cross-regional group consisting of Australia, The Bahamas, Morocco, Singapore and the Maldives.

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