His Excellency Hussein Abdelhamid EL Saharty, new Ambassador of the Arab Republic of Egypt to the Republic of Maldives has called on Foreign Secretary His Excellency Ahmed Sareer.

 At a meeting held at the Foreign Ministry this morning, Foreign Secretary Sareer welcomed Ambassador Saharty and congratulated him on presenting his credentials.

 Foreign Secretary and the Ambassador discussed ways of further strengthening cooperation in the areas of education, culture and trade. Foreign Secretary expressed appreciation for the continuous support extended by the Egyptian government and exchanged views on specific areas of cooperation between the two countries.

 The Foreign Secretary was accompanied by Mr. Abdul Waris Saeed, Director at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.