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.

The Maldives today expressed its solidarity with the State of Palestine condemned the decision by the United States Government to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Speaking at the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Extraordinary Summit, the Head of Maldives Delegation His Excellency Mr. Mohamed Muizzu, Minister of Housing and Infrastructure said that the actions by the United States to recognize Jerusalem and its decision to relocate its embassy from Tel-Aviv would have dire consequences for the long-term peace, security and stability in the region.

The Ambassador of the United Kingdom to the Republic of Maldives His Excellency James Dauris paid a courtesy call on Foreign Secretary His Excellency Ahmed Sareer.

Today marks the 70th anniversary of the adoption of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights. A declaration which was motivated by experiences of World War Two to dignify human life and which became the reality for the fundamental human rights across the globe.

1.At the invitation of His Excellency Xi Jinping, President of the People's Republic of China, His Excellency Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom, President of the Republic of Maldives, paid a State Visit to the People's Republic of China from 6th to 9th December, 2017.

2.During the visit, His Excellency President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom held talks with His Excellency President Xi Jinping and met with Premier of the State Council His Excellency Mr. Li Keqiang and Chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress His Excellency Mr. Zhang Dejiang separately. In a warm and friendly atmosphere, leaders of the two countries had an in-depth exchange of views on strengthening traditional friendship and bilateral relationship, and reached broad consensus.