News from the Maldives
First Lady, Madam Fathimath Ibrahim delivered her speech at the High-level Forum of the “PERMATA International Conference: Children Beyond Tomorrow” in Malaysia this morning.
President of Maldives H.E. Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom has met with the Prime Minister of Malaysia, H.E. Dato’ Sri Mohd Najib Tun Haji Abdul Razak this morning at the Putra World Trade Centre, Kuala Lumpur.
Maldivian nationals travelling to Malaysia, will be given 90 days entry visa on arrival, effective from 1 June 2016. Malaysian Government has informed about this decision to the Government of Maldives today, while President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom, and Madam Fathimath Ibrahim are visiting Malaysia.
Minister of Foreign Affairs, Her Excellency Dunya Maumoon has sent a well wishes message regarding the forthcoming surgery of His Excellency Muhammad Nawaz Sharif, Prime Minister of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan. The message was sent to His Excellency Sartaj Aziz, Advisor to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs of Pakistan.
President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom has sent a message to His Excellency Muhammad Nawaz Sharif, Prime Minister of Pakistan, on awaiting to undergo a surgery on Tuesday, 31 May 2016.
President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom and First Lady Fathimath Ibrahim have departed to Malaysia this Sunday evening where the main purpose will be to participate in the “Permata International Conference: Children Beyond Tomorrow” being held between 31st May and 2nd June 2016.
Minister of Foreign Affairs Her Excellency Ms Dunya Maumoon has said that both the Government of Maldives and the European Union have “a shared interest in consolidating democracy in the Maldives. A stable, democratic, and prosperous Maldives is first of all, good for the Maldives. And secondly it is instrumental for the peace and stability in the Indian Ocean. President Yameen’s Government therefore seeks to further strengthen the existing partnership in trade, investment, and in the democratisation programme in the Maldives”. Minister Dunya said this at the Second Maldives-EU Policy Dialogue held in Malé today.
The First World Humanitarian Summit organised by the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) in coordination with the Government of Turkey has concluded in Istanbul, today.
The Government of Maldives is concerned about the media reports of President Nasheed seeking political asylum in the United Kingdom, while visiting the UK on ‘medical leave’ from a 13-year prison sentence imposed following conviction for having ordered the abduction of a Criminal Court judge.
Ms Mona Rishwami, Chief of the Rule of Law, Equality and Non Discrimination Branch and Ms. Katia Chirizzi, Human Rights Officer of the OHCHR called on the Minister of Foreign Affairs Her Excellency Dunya Maumoon this morning.
The first World Humanitarian Summit begins in Istanbul, Turkey. The two day summit attended by Heads of States, senior officials of Governments and International Organizations will be held from 23 to 24 May 2016.
H.E. Ms. Dunya Maumoon, Minister of Foreign Affairs, has sent a message of condolence to H.E. Mr. Don Pramudwinai, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Thailand, following the tragic news of the school dormitory fire at Pithakkiart Witthaya School in Chiang Rai.
Minister of Economic Development His Excellency Mohamed Saeed in his capacity as the Special Envoy of the President of the Republic of Maldives, has today met with the Minister for Disaster Management of Sri Lanka, Hon. Anura Priyadarshana Yapa. During this meeting Special Envoy of President of Maldives.
H.E. Ms. Dunya Maumoon, Minister of Foreign Affairs, has sent a message of condolence to His Excellency Mr. Sameh Hassan Shokry Selim, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Arab Republic of Egypt, following the tragic news of the disappearance of the EgyptAir Flight 804, which was travelling from Paris to Cairo, with 56 passengers and 10 crew members.
The Government of Maldives has today decided to sever diplomatic relations with Iran. The Maldives believes that the policies that Iranian Government pursues in the Middle East, and in particular, in the Arabian Gulf region, is detrimental to peace and security in the region, which, in many ways, is also linked to stability, peace and security of the Maldives.
Minister of Foreign Affairs, Her Excellency Ms. Dunya Maumoon launched five awareness posters on Child protection prepared by the Ministry of Law and Gender, at the official function held this afternoon to celebrate Children’s Day. These five posters aim to prevent child labour, physical abuse, early marriage, sexual abuse and exploitation as well as child trafficking.
Non-Resident High Commissioner of the Republic of Maldives to the Republic of Singapore, H.E. Ms. Fathimath Inaya paid a courtesy call on Senior Minister of State for Foreign Affairs and Defence of the Republic of Singapore, H.E. Dr. Mohamad Maliki Bin Osman.
Calling upon small states to stay engaged multilaterally on climate change, H.E Mr. Ahmed Shiaan, non-resident High Commissioner of Maldives to the UK said: “We cannot consider the Paris Agreement as the end of the process, but the first step towards implementation. This means that small states need to stay engaged not only in formal UNFCCC processes, but also in important parallel efforts happening outside of the Convention among an array of stakeholders”.
His Excellency Mr. Chang Won-sam, Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to the Republic of Maldives has called on Her Excellency Ms. Dunya Maumoon, Minister of Foreign Affairs.