News from the Maldives

His Excellency Dr. Mohamed Asim, Minister of Foreign Affairs paid a courtesy call on Mayor of Dalian City, Honourable Xiao Shengfeng, this afternoon.

As part of the Official visit to China, His Excellency Dr. Mohamed Asim, Minister of Foreign Affairs visited Dalian and met with Maldivian students studying at the Dalian Medical University.

His Excellency Dr. Mohamed Asim, Minister of Foreign Affairs paid a courtesy call on His Excellency Mr. Li Yuanchao, Vice President of the People’s Republic of China this afternoon.

His Excellency Dr Mohamed Asim paid a courtesy call on Mr. Liu Liange, President of the Export Import (EXIM) Bank today.

His Excellency Dr. Mohamed Asim gave a public lecture on Maldives-China friendship and the Foreign Policy of President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom at the Beijing Foreign Studies University today.

His Excellency Dr. Mohamed Asim, Minister of Foreign Affairs who is currently undertaking an official visit to China met with his counterpart, His Excellency Mr. Wang Yi, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the People’s Republic of China this afternoon.

His Excellency Dr. Mohamed Asim met with Mr. Jin Liqun, President of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) today.

His Excellency Dr. Mohamed Asim has arrived in China on a bilateral official visit. Minister Asim was received at the Beijing Capital International Airport, by H. E. Dr. Mohamed Faisal, Ambassador of Maldives to China and Senior Officials from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of China.

His Excellency Dr. Mohamed Asim has departed on an official visit to China. During the visit, Minister Asim is scheduled to meet with his counterpart and other dignitaries of the Government of China and hold discussions on ways to further strengthening the long existing economic and development cooperation between Maldives and China.

H. E Mr. Akhilesh Mishra, Ambassador of the Republic of India to Maldives paid a courtesy call on H.E Dr. Mohamed Asim, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Maldives today.

President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom has sent a message of condolence to the President of Sri Lanka, His Excellency Maithripala Sirisena, following the demise of former Prime Minister of Sri Lanka, Hon. Ratnasiri Wickremanayake.

H. E. Mr. Alexander Karchava, Ambassador of Russia to the Maldives called on H.E. Dr. Mohamed Asim, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Maldives today.

The Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Maldives, H.E Dr. Mohamed Asim has sent a message of condolence to H.E.Mr. Sergey V. Lavrov Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation following the crash of the Russian Military plane.  

President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom has sent birthday felicitations to the Emperor of Japan His Majesty Emperor Akihito, and Prime Minister His Excellency Shinzo Abe on the occasion of Japanese Emperor’s birthday.In separate messages sent to the Japanese Emperor and Prime Minister, President Yameen extended warm greetings and sincere good wishes of the Government and the people of the Maldives, to the Government and the people of Japan, on the auspicious occasion of Emperor’s birthday. He has also expressed his hopes for further consolidation of the friendly relations existing between the two countries in the coming years.

Today marks the 84th anniversary of the establishment of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. On 22 December 1932, the then Sultan of the Maldives appointed the Al Ameer Hassan Fareed Didi as the country’s first Foreign Minister (Wazeerul Kharijiyya). Since then, the Foreign Ministry has undergone numerous structural and name changes. The institutional name was last changed to Ministry of Foreign Affairs on 10 November 1982. The current Minister of Foreign Affairs, H.E. Dr. Mohamed Asim was appointed on 13 July 2016.

H. E. Mr. Hiroyuki Miyazawa, Parliamentary Vice – Minister of Defense of Japan called on H.E. Dr. Mohamed Asim, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Maldives today.

Foreign Minister Dr. Mohamed Asim has sent a message of condolence to the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Germany, following the attack on a market in Berlin, which left several people dead and dozens injured.

Foreign Minister Dr. Mohamed Asim has sent a message of condolence to the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Russia, following the assassination of His Excellency Mr. Andrey Karlov, the Ambassador of Russia to Turkey. 

President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom has appointed His Excellency Hamdhoon Abdulla Hameed as the Non-Resident Ambassador of the Maldives to Singapore, His Excellency Mohamed Hussain Shareef as Ambassador of the Maldives to Japan, and Her Excellency Jameela Ali Khalid as the Ambassador of the Maldives to Germany.

The Foreign Service Institute of Maldives (FOSIM) has held its briefing session for the newly appointed diplomats to be posted at Maldives missions abroad.

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