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Minister Asim meets with the Pacific Small Island Developing States

24 April 2018, New York, Minister of Foreign Affairs Dr Mohamed Asim met with the Permanent Representatives of the Pacific Small Island Developing States today, with a view to facilitate greater dialogue and cooperation with the countries of PSIDS. In this regard, he highlighted the close links between the Maldives and…

Minister Asim meets with the Pacific Small Island Developing States Minister Asim meets with the Pacific Small Island Developing States

Minister Asim met with the Foreign Minister of Turkey

24 April 2018, New York, Minister of Foreign Affairs Dr Mohamed Asim has met today with the Foreign Minister of Turkey Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu, in New York, on the sidelines of the High Level Meeting on Peace Building and Sustaining Peace, hosted by the President of the General Assembly. Both Ministers…

Minister Asim met with the Foreign Minister of Turkey Minister Asim met with the Foreign Minister of Turkey

The Maldives asks the UN to take into account the consequences of climate change and other non-traditional threats, in peacebuilding and sustaining peace

24 April 2018, New York, Speaking at the High Level Meeting on Peace Building and Sustaining Peace, hosted by the President of the General Assembly, Minister of Foreign Affairs Dr Mohamed Asim highlighted the changing nature of threats that are leading to instability impacting the peace and endangering security. In particular…

The Maldives asks the UN to take into account the consequences of climate change and other non-traditional threats, in peacebuilding and sustaining peace The Maldives asks the UN to take into account the consequences of climate change and other non-traditional threats, in peacebuilding and sustaining peace

Minister Asim meets with several Permanent Representatives to the United Nations

23 April 2018, New York; Minister of Foreign Affairs Dr Mohamed Asim has met today with several Permanent Representatives in New York today, to discuss issues of mutual interest, especially with regard to the United Nations Security Council. The Maldives is campaigning for support in its bid to become a…

Minister Asim meets with several Permanent Representatives to the United Nations Minister Asim meets with several Permanent Representatives to the United Nations

Minister Asim highlights role of UN in making lending environment more hospitable to small States

23 April 2018, New York; Minister of Foreign Affairs Dr Mohamed Asim, highlighted the challenges faced in leveraging appropriate sources of financing for SIDS, where domestic resource mobilisation is limited. Speaking at the Ministerial Roundtables at the ECOSOC Forum on Financing for Development, the Minister highlighted that full collaboration and…

Minister Asim highlights role of UN in making lending environment more hospitable to small States Minister Asim highlights role of UN in making lending environment more hospitable to small States

The Maldives advocates for a youth inclusive approach in peacebuilding and sustaining peace

23 April 2018; The Maldives has underscored the important role of youth, and called for an inclusive approach in peacebuilding and sustaining peace, which accommodates the concerns of the youth demographic. Speaking at the United Nations Security Council Open Debate on "Youth, Peace and Security", H.E. Dr Mohamed Asim, the…

The Maldives advocates for a youth inclusive approach in peacebuilding and sustaining peace The Maldives advocates for a youth inclusive approach in peacebuilding and sustaining peace

Minister Asim meets with Permanent Representatives in New York

20 April 2018, New York; Minister of Foreign Affairs Dr Mohamed Asim has met today with several Permanent Representatives in New York, to discuss issues of mutual interest, especially with regard to the United Nations Security Council. The Maldives is campaigning for support in its bid to become a member…

Maldives and Côte D'Ivoire establish diplomatic relations

(13 April, New York) The Republic of Maldives and the Republic of Côte D'Ivoire have formally established diplomatic relations today. The Joint Communiqué formalising diplomatic relations between the two countries was signed on behalf of the Government of Maldives by His Excellency Dr. Ali Naseer Mohamed, Permanent Representative of the…

Maldives and Côte D'Ivoire establish diplomatic relations Maldives and Côte D'Ivoire establish diplomatic relations

“Maldives has taken the lead in showing to the world that small states are not only viable, but valuable” Former President Waheed

Tuesday, 30 September 2014 00:00

ungeneraldebate2014“Small states continue to prove that small states can lead…that it is not size, but smart ideas that make a nation’s destiny”, said Former President Dr Mohamed Waheed, Special Envoy of President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom to the sixty-ninth session of the General Debate.

Highlighting the particular challenges faced by Small Island Developing States, Former President Waheed reiterated the need for them to have a louder voice in the international arena. He reaffirmed Maldives’ commitment to taking AOSIS forward to face the challenges ahead and called on others to join the Maldives.

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Former President Mohamed Waheed Calls on United Nations Secretary General

Monday, 29 September 2014 00:00

prwmeetunsgFormer President and Special Envoy of the President to the 69th Session of the UN General Assembly, Dr Mohamed Waheed, called on the United Nations Secretary-General Mr Ban Ki-moon this morning. The meeting took place at the UN Headquarters in New York.

During the call, Former President Waheed noted the close relations Maldives enjoys with the United Nations and committed to working closely with the UN in the future. He further congratulated the Secretary General on his initiatives, especially the Climate Summit held on 23 September 2014. The Secretary General expressed appreciation of the Maldives’ leadership role in its advocacy on issues of climate change and its impacts on small island developing states. The Secretary General and the Former President also exchanged views on further enhancing cooperation between the UN and the Maldives, especially  in light of the Golden Jubilee of Maldives’ membership at the UN, next year.

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“Small Island States should more aptly be called Large Ocean States” says President Waheed.

Friday, 26 September 2014 21:37

heallthy ocean palauThe Maldives has emphasized that Small States should more aptly called “Large Ocean States”.  This was highlighted by His Excellency Dr. Mohamed Waheed Hassan, Former President who is attending the 69th Session of the UN General Assembly as Special Envoy of the President of the Republic of Maldives.

Speaking at the high-level event entitled: "Healthy Oceans & Seas: Paving the Way Towards a Sustainable Development Goal", President Waheed briefed the audience on the work undertaken by the Maldives in the preservation of the oceans and seas.  He highlighted Maldives' sustainable method of pole and line fishing as a tradition that has been maintained for time immemorial.  In the conservation of sharks, Maldives has implemented a shark sanctuary in its territorial waters since 2010.  Moreover, on a journey to expand area-based conservation measures, the entire Baa Atoll of the Maldives was declared as a UNESCO biosphere reserve.

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Maldives reaffirms its commitment to the principles of the Group of 77

Friday, 26 September 2014 20:00

g77alinyThe Maldives reaffirmed its commitment to the Group of 77. Speaking at the Annual Coordination Meeting of the Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the Group of 77 and China, on the sidelines of the General Debate of the 69th session of the United Nations General Assembly, Foreign Secretary Dr Ali Naseer Mohamed, commended the work of the Group in promoting the collective economic interests and advocating for the causes, which impede development.

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Maldives calls on Muslim Leaders to let Islamic values and cooperation be a shining light in our path to fulfillment

Friday, 26 September 2014 00:00

Maldives Foreign Secretary Dr Ali Naseer Mohamed speaking out against extremism in OIC“Islam is being used to suppress innovation” says Foreign Secretary Dr Ali Naseer Mohamed. Speaking at the Annual Coordination Meeting of Foreign Ministers of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation, the Foreign Secretary asserted that Islam inspired the best and attracted the best, not through compulsion, but through inspiration. “Islam liberated the world, it liberated societies from darkness and into the light”, he said.

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