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The Maldives calls upon all nations to collectively share the responsibility of protecting the oceans

07 December 2016, New York; The Maldives has stated that the responsibility of the protection of oceans should be collectively shared by the world, due to the interconnected nature of the oceans, and it's associated issues. Speaking at the 54th Plenary Meeting of the 71st session of United Nations General…

The Maldives calls upon all nations to collectively share the responsibility of protecting the oceans The Maldives calls upon all nations to collectively share the responsibility of protecting the oceans

Maldives stresses on the importance of political compromise and productive engagement of the international community to resolve the conflicts in the Middle East

30 November 2016, New York; Today, at the United Nations General Assembly during its debate on 'The situation of Middle East the Maldives stressed on the importance of compromise and the productive engagement of the international community to resolve the conflicts in the Middle East. Delivering the statement on behalf…

Maldives stresses on the importance of political compromise and productive engagement of the international community to resolve the conflicts in the Middle East Maldives stresses on the importance of political compromise and productive engagement of the international community to resolve the conflicts in the Middle East

The Maldives raises concerns on the use of disproportionate and deadly force against Palestinian children

29 November 2016, New York; The Maldives has raised concerns regarding the increase in the number of Palestinian children being arrested and detained by Israeli occupying forces, and how Palestinian minors are frequently dealt with disproportionate and deadly force by the Israeli authorities. In the statement delivered at the General…

The Maldives raises concerns on the use of disproportionate and deadly force against Palestinian children The Maldives raises concerns on the use of disproportionate and deadly force against Palestinian children

The Maldives highlights the vulnerability of Small Island States in relation to Water Security

New York, 23 November 2016; The Maldives has highlighted the unique challenges and vulnerabilities that Small Island States face in dealing with water security at the United Nations Security Council. While speaking at the Council's open debate on water, peace and security, Ambassador Ahmed Sareer, the Permanent Representative of Maldives…

The Maldives highlights the vulnerability of Small Island States in relation to Water Security The Maldives highlights the vulnerability of Small Island States in relation to Water Security

Maldives stresses on the need for continued support and cooperation of international community for Afghanistan

17 November 2016, New York; Today, at the United Nations General Assembly during its debate on 'The situation of Afghanistan', the Maldives welcomed the progress in Afghanistan, its commitment to improving the human rights situation, particularly with respect to women and children. The Maldives also expressed its concern over the…

Maldives stresses on the need for continued support and cooperation of international community for Afghanistan Maldives stresses on the need for continued support and cooperation of international community for Afghanistan

The Maldives underlines that relevant principles of international humanitarian and international law must become an integral part of national training for peacekeepers.

7 November 2016, New York; At the United Nations Security Council's open debate on Peacekeeping Operations facing Asymmetrical threats, the Maldives highlighted that the collective work of the peacekeeping missions must be guided by a precise and comprehensive framework for identifying threats to civilians in order to respond to the…

The Maldives underlines that relevant principles of international humanitarian and international law must become an integral part of national training for peacekeepers. The Maldives underlines that relevant principles of international humanitarian and international law must become an integral part of national training for peacekeepers.

The Maldives urges membership of the Security Council should come from both developing and developed countries including small states

7 November 2016, New York; At the United Nations General Assembly debate on 'Question of equitable representation on and increase in the membership of the Security Council and other matters related to the Security Council', the Maldives highlighted that comprehensive reform and expansion of the Security Council is essential to…

The Maldives urges membership of the Security Council should come from both developing and developed countries including small states The Maldives urges membership of the Security Council should come from both developing and developed countries including small states

Maldives calls for a formal support mechanism to enable participation of SIDS in the Human Rights Council

4 November 2016, New York: Today, at the Third Committee, the Maldives urged the need of creating a formal support mechanism to enable participation of Small Island Developing States in the Human Rights Council sessions in Geneva. This was highlighted in an Intervention made by the Maldives, in the Third…

Maldives calls for a formal support mechanism to enable participation of SIDS in the Human Rights Council Maldives calls for a formal support mechanism to enable participation of SIDS in the Human Rights Council

Foreign Minister Dr. Asim meets Minister of Foreign Affairs of United Arab Emirates

Wednesday, 21 September 2016 10:53

asimuae20 September 2016, New York: Foreign Minister Dr. Asim met with His Highness Sheikh Abdulla Bin Zayed Al Nahya, Minister of Foreign Affairs of UAE today at the sidelines of the 71st Session of the UNGA in New York.  Foreign Minister Asim thanked the Government of UAE for its strong partnership and cooperation with the Maldives.

The Foreign Ministers exchanged views on strengthening the closer links between the two countries particularly in the fields of trade, investment and tourism.

   

Foreign Minister Dr. Asim meets Minister of Foreign Affairs of Singapore

Wednesday, 21 September 2016 10:48

asimsingapore20 September 2016, New York: Foreign Minister Dr. Asim met with Dr Vivian Balakrishnan, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Singapore today at the sidelines of the 71st Session of the UNGA in New York, during which they discussed areas of cooperation that could build on Maldives and Singapore’s historic relations.

The Foreign Ministers also exchanged views on further expanding economic and trade relations between the countries.

The two Ministers further discussed on the importance of coordinating their engagement on issues of mutual concern before the 71st session of the UNGA.  As small states that have similar challenges of building resilience, they emphasized the necessity of working together in the implementation of Paris climate change agreement and 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

   

Foreign Minister Dr. Asim discusses deep collaboration on areas of climate change with Minister of Environment of Canada

Wednesday, 21 September 2016 10:13

Canada21 September 2016, New York;The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Maldives, H.E. Dr. Mohamed Asim met with the Minister of Environment & Minister of Fisheries of Canada, H.E. Ms. Leona Aglukkaq earlier today at the sidelines of the 71st Session of the UNGA in New York.

Foreign Minister Dr. Asim expressed appreciation for Canada's active leadership in advocating for climate action and stated that he was encouraged by the recent announcement of Canada to ratify the Paris Agreement before COP22 in Marrakech in November 2016.  He also expressed his gratitude

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Foreign Minister Dr. Asim meets Minister for Foreign Affairs of New Zealand at the sidelines of the 71 st Session of the UNGA

Wednesday, 21 September 2016 07:49

NZ20 September 2016, New York: The Minister for Foreign Affairs of Maldives, H.E . Dr. Mohamed Asim   has met with the Minister for Foreign Affairs of New Zealand, H.E Mr. Murray McCully on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly in New York.

Minister Asim commended New Zealand's initiatives at the United Nations Security Council on the challenges facing small island states like the Maldives and stated that Maldives was pleased to participate in the debate. The two Ministers exchanged views on working together to continue advocacy on the subject. Both Ministers discussed ways in which relations between the two countries can be further strengthened.

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Maldives shares experiences on ICT use in public service delivery

Tuesday, 20 September 2016 16:46

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20 September 2016, New York; At a side held event held on the margins of the 71st session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York, Minister of Foreign Affairs Dr Mohamed Asim shared Maldives experiences on the use of information technology in the delivery of public services.  He also explored various approaches to improve and advance public service delivery in the developing counries.

Minister Asim outlined the unique potential offered to facilitate the rapid adoption and dissemination of cutting-edge technology in IT-related fields, that was offered to the Maldives as a small island country. In this regard, he highlighted the specific examples of Government e-Letter Management System (GEMS) targeted to improve efficiency in inter-Ministry correspondence, as well as the E-government services such as Expatriate Online Services, Work-Permit related transactions, and driving exams.

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