8 May 2017, New York

At the United Nations Security Council Arria Formula meeting, H.E. Mr. Ahmed Sareer, Permanent Representative of the Maldives to the United Nations called upon the international community to explore innovative ways to combat organized crime and stressed on the importance of enhancing cooperation and coordination through capacity building and technical assistance to the most vulnerable societies. 

5 May, 2017

Minister of Finance and Treasury, His Excellency Ahmed Munawar, who is on a four-day official visit to Japan to attend the 50th Annual Meeting of ADB, has today met with the Executive Senior Vice President of the Japan International Cooperation Agency, His Excellency Koshikawa Kazuhiko. The meeting was held at the Pacifico Yokohama.

5 May, 2017

In a meeting with the Minister of Finance and Treasury of the Maldives, His Excellency Ahmed Munawar, the Governor of the Bank of Japan, His Excellency Haruhiko Kuroda today commended the Maldives on the rapid pace of economic transformation in the country over the past few years. In a meeting held on the sidelines of the ongoing 50th Annual Meeting of ADB in Yokohama, Japan, Governor Kuroda said that the Maldives is among the most successful cases of economic growth and service sector development in South Asia.

At a meeting held this morning on the sidelines of the 50th Annual Meeting of the Board of Governors of ADB, Minister of Finance and Treasury, His Excellency Ahmed Munawar met with his Pakistani counterpart, His Excellency Muhammad Ishaq Dar. In the meeting, the two ministers discussed avenues for stronger collaboration and mutual exchange of information and expertise. 

At meetings held this morning by His Excellency Ahmed Munawar, Minister of Finance and Treasury, on the sidelines of the 50th Annual Meeting of the Board of Governors of ADB, senior ADB officials had confirmed a Fifty Million US Dollar grant assistance towards waste management projects in the Greater Male’ Region.