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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…

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Maldives and the Republic of Congo establish diplomatic relations

The Republic of Maldives and the Republic of Congo have formally established diplomatic relations today. The Joint Communiqué formalizing 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 Republic of Maldives to the…

Maldives and the Republic of Congo establish diplomatic relations Maldives and the Republic of Congo establish diplomatic relations

Minister Asim meets Secretary General Guterres

23 March 2018, New York, Minister of Foreign Affairs Dr Mohamed Asim met with the Secretary General of the United Nations Mr António Guterres, today. During the meeting, the Secretary General expressed his appreciation for the active contribution of the Maldives, as Chair of the Alliance of Small Island States in…

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Minister Asim meets the President of the General Assembly

  23 March 2018, New York, Minister of Foreign Affairs Dr Mohamed Asim met with the President of the 72nd session of the General Assembly Mr. Miroslav Lajčák, today. During the meeting, the Minister commended the ongoing initiatives of the President of the General Assembly, including his efforts to improve transparency…

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"Africa is a valued partner of the Maldives" Minister Asim

23 March 2018, New York, Minister of Foreign Affairs Dr Mohamed Asim met with the Permanent Representatives of the Africa Group today, with a view to facilitate greater dialogue and cooperation with the countries of Africa. In this regard, he highlighted the various links that Maldives and African countries have cultivated…

"We need it easier for countries to get the support they need so that no one is left behind", Minister Asim

23 March 2018, New York,Minister of Foreign Affairs Dr Mohamed Asim highlighted the need to focus on accessing finances, especially for large-scale projects, to ensure that countries graduating from the UN category of Least Developed Countries are not left behind. Speaking at a Breakfast Event titled "Leave No One Behind…

Minister Asim hosts luncheon for the Permanent Representatives of the Caribbean countries

23 March 2018, New York, Minister Asim hosted a luncheon meeting for Permanent Representatives of the Caribbean countries During the meeting, Minister Asim and the Permanent Representatives discussed issues of mutual interest, including the promotion and protection of the priorities of Small Island Developing States at the UN, climate change, and…

Ambassador Sareer highlights importance of Oceans for the sustainable development of SIDS

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8 March 2017, Belgium: "SIDS are the stewards of large expanses of oceans and seas. Numerous areas beyond national jurisdiction are adjacent to our Exclusive Economic Zones and due to the interconnected nature of our oceans, any activities being undertaken in these areas often have a direct or indirect impact on the viability of our oceans, as well as our sustainable development. Therefore, our interests extend beyond just equitable sharing of benefits, and the process must ensure the inclusivity of SIDS" – stated Ambassador Sareer at the opening of the workshop on "Healthy Oceans, Resilient Islands".

He further said that while scientific and technological progress has revealed the vast potential that the biodiversity of marine ecosystem has to offer for humanity, in terms of development and economic growth, SIDS face capacity constraints impeding them from making full use of this potential. In addition, Ambassador noted capacity restraints Small Island Developing States (SIDS) face engaging in negotiations in New York regarding a new international legally binding instrument to conserve and sustainably use marine biodiversity in areas beyond national jurisdiction.   In this regard, he thanked the Government of Belgium and the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO, who jointly organized the capacity building workshop for representatives from the SIDS.

The workshop was launched by the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs, H.E Mr Didier Reynders at the Egmont Palace in Brussels, Belgium. In his opening remarks, Minister Reynders emphasized that Belgium stands together with the Island States and wishes to help them to enhance their resilience to the challenges they are facing.

The workshop, taking place in Belgium from 7-9 March, aims to contribute to the upcoming Third Session of the Preparatory Committee on developing a legally binding instrument on the conservation and Sustainable Use of Marine Biological Diversity of Areas beyond National Jurisdiction.

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