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"When elected to the Security Council, the Maldives will build a reservoir of hope, of trust, of credibility": says Maldives Ambassador at the UN General Assembly

- "We may be small, but we do have the strength in our shoulders, grit in our bones, to carry the lofty ideals and aspirations that define this organisation" New York, 7 November 2017: The Permanent Representative of the Maldives to the United Nations Ambassador Ali Naseer Mohamed said that…

The Maldives emphasizes on the need to be objective and accurate in compiling UN Reports

New York: 8 October 2017: The Government of Maldives takes note of the Report of the Secretary-General issued on 6 October 2017 entitled "Children in Armed Conflict". In the Report, the Secretary General notes the substantive progress that the Coalition has made in their efforts to protect the lives, rights, and…

Maldives reiterates its commitment to fight terrorism

3 October 2017, New York Permanent Representative of the Maldives to the UN, Ambassador Ali Naseer Mohamed today underscored that the act of terrorism should have no place in the civilized world. He particularly condemned, all acts of terrorism, committed in the name of Islam. Ambassador Mohamed made the remarks…

Maldives reiterates its commitment to fight terrorism Maldives reiterates its commitment to fight terrorism

"Inclusivity is the cornerstone of my Government's social development policies"- Permanent Representative at the UNGA Third Committee

3 October 2017, New York The Permanent Representative of Maldives to the United Nations, Dr. Ali Naseer Mohamed briefed on the efforts of the Government of Maldives to improve the lives of women, children, youth, poor, the elderly and persons with disabilities, during the Third Committee debate on the issue…

Maldives underlines importance of partnerships, investment, innovation and resilience building at the General Debate of the Second Committee

3 October 2017, New York The Permanent Representative of Maldives to the United Nations, Dr. Ali Naseer Mohamed today highlighted economic progress of the Maldives and noted key areas in which the UN can play an important role in the economic development of countries. While nothing the significant contribution of…

Maldives underlines importance of partnerships, investment, innovation and resilience building at the General Debate of the Second Committee Maldives underlines importance of partnerships, investment, innovation and resilience building at the General Debate of the Second Committee

'The Threat of Climate Change is very real', says Minister Asim at UNGA

23 September 2017, New York, The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dr. Mohamed Asim, while speaking at the General Debate of the United Nations Seventy Second Session, stated that unpredictable weather, more frequent and intense natural disasters, unprecedented temperatures, are the norm rather than exception. He emphasized on the importance of cooperation,…

'The Threat of Climate Change is very real', says Minister Asim at UNGA 'The Threat of Climate Change is very real', says Minister Asim at UNGA

Minister Thoriq Ibrahim participates in the Side-Event on harnessing synergies between 2030 Agenda and Paris Agreement

22 September 2017, New York, Minister of Environment and Energy, Mr. Thoriq Ibrahim, today participated at a High Level Event on harnessing the synergies between the implementation of the Agenda 2030 and the Paris Agreement organised by UN-DESA and OHRLLS. Speaking at the event, Minister highlighted the the importance of having…

Minister of Gender and Family meets with the Tariq Al Gurg, Chief Executive Officer, Dubai Cares

21 November 2017, New York, Minister of Gender and Family, Ms. Zenysha Shaheed Zaki, met with the Chief Executive Officer, Ms. Tariq Al Gurg, of Dubai Cares this afternoon at the side-lines of the High Level Segment of the Seventy-Second Session of the United Nations General Assembly. During the meeting, Minister…

Minister of Gender and Family meets with the Tariq Al Gurg, Chief Executive Officer, Dubai Cares Minister of Gender and Family meets with the Tariq Al Gurg, Chief Executive Officer, Dubai Cares

The Maldives hosts the Side-Event on "Countering Violent Extremism: Promoting Community Level Prevention"

Saturday, 23 September 2017 00:12

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22 September 2017, New York, The Maldives hosted a Side-Event entitled "Countering Violent Extremism: Promoting Community Level Prevention" at the margins of the Seventy Second Session of the United Nations General Assembly this afternoon. The event was held in partnership with the Permanent Mission of Saudi Arabia to the United Nations. The event was moderated by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dr. Mohamed Asim.

During Minister Asim's speech, he stated that no country is immune from the threat of Violent extremism and that it spreads fear, hate, and it challenges the States, and the democratic order in the country. Minister stated that extremists propagate ideology of hate and division, ideologies that reject the Islamic teachings and the values of democratic, progressive, and inclusive societies.

Minister further briefed the delegations on the efforts by the government to combat violent extremism. He said that the comprehensive policy of President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom, unequivocally condemns all forms of support for, and participation in, any acts of terrorism and

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Minister Asim calls on the President of Nauru

Saturday, 23 September 2017 00:10

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22 September 2017, New York, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dr. Mohamed Asim, called on the President of Nauru, Mr. Baron Waqa, this morning.

At a meeting held at the Permanent Mission of Nauru, both Minister Asim and President Waqa discussed ways to further strengthen the close bilateral ties between both the Maldives and Nauru.

The meeting was held at the sidelines of the 72nd Session of the United Nations General Assembly

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Minister Asim meets with the Cabinet Secretary for Foreign Affairs of Kenya

Saturday, 23 September 2017 00:08

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22 September 2017, New York, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dr. Mohamed Asim met with the Cabinet Secretary for Foreign Affairs of Kenya, Ms. Amina Mohamed, this afternoon

During the meeting held at the United Nations Headquarters, both Ministers discussed on strengthening the close bilateral ties between Kenya and Maldives.

The meeting was held on the sidelines of the Seventy-Second Session of the United Nations General Assembly.

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Minister Mohamed Shainee meets with the Minister of State for Foreign Affairs

Saturday, 23 September 2017 00:07

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22 September 2017, New York – Minister of Fisheries and Agriculture, Dr. Mohamed Shainee met with the Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Hon. Okello Oryem, today. The Ministers exchanged views on issues of mutual importance and cooperation.

The meeting was held at the sidelines of the 72nd Session of the United Nations General Assembly

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Foreign Minister Mohamed Asim attends the informal meeting of SAARC Council of Ministers

Friday, 22 September 2017 00:42

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21 November 2017, New York, An informal meeting of SAARC Council of Ministers was held today in New York, at the sidelines of the Seventy Second Session of the United Nations General Assembly. The meeting was convened His Excellency Krishna Bahadur Mahara, the Deputy Prime Minister and the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Nepal, as the current Chair.

The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Maldives, Dr. Mohamed Asim attended the meeting along with Foreign Ministers of all SAARC countries. During the meeting, the Secretary General of SAARC Mr. Amjad Hussain Sial briefed Ministers on the progress of activities since the last meeting. Ministers engaged on ongoing activities of SAARC and issues of regional importance.

Since 1997, the Council has been meeting informally on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly Sessions in New York.

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