Political Affairs

Maldives plays a unique role in global affairs. In the decades since Independence, Maldives has developed robust relationships with a wide variety of partner states, international institutions and nongovernmental stakeholders, and taken a lead role in international negotiations on climate change and environmental protection.

Since Independence, Maldives has maintained close relations with the United Kingdom and fostered ever stronger relations with countries in Europe.

Maldives foreign policy is founded upon pursuing the key national interests of national development, international peace and security, promoting human rights and upholding the principles of the UN Charter.

Maldives-UK Bilateral Relations

The Maldives and the United Kingdom continue to enjoy close, friendly and mutually beneficial relations, due in no small part to the Maldives’ status as a British Protectorate up until 1965.

In addition to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Island, the London Embassy is also the accredited Embassy to Denmark, Finland, France, Norway, Palestine, Spain and Sweden.

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