The Ambassador of Australia to the Republic of Maldives His Excellency Bryce Hutchesson called on His Excellency Ahmed Sareer, Foreign Secretary of the Republic of Maldives, this afternoon.

Foreign Secretary Sareer and Ambassador Hutchesson discussed about the bilateral relations between the Maldives and Australia, and ways of further strengthening the existing ties. Foreign Secretary expressed appreciation for the continuous support extended by the Australian government for the human resource development in the Maldives. Foreign Secretary and the Ambassador exchanged views on specific areas of cooperation between the two countries in particular on environment and international relations.

In the meeting, Foreign Secretary Sareer was accompanied by Mr. Mohamed Shujau, Desk Officer at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Ambassador Hutchesson was accompanied by Ms. Krishni Goonasena, First Secretary and Mr. Nicholas Burnett, Second Secretary of the Australian Embassy in Colombo.