Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Maldives, His Excellency Abdulla Shahid had a telephone conversation with the Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Korea, Her Excellency Kang Kyung-wha, today.

During the telephone conversation held this morning, both Ministers discussed ways of further strengthening and enhancing the existing cooperation and friendship between the two countries. Minister Shahid briefed Minister Kang on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in the Maldives and the measures implemented to curb the spread of the virus. Minister Shahid also highlighted the economic and financial impact of the pandemic and the present efforts underway to restart economic activities.

The Foreign Ministers discussed avenues to collaborate more closely on issues of mutual interest, especially in the multilateral sphere and within the United Nations. The Maldives and the Republic of Korea share long-standing diplomatic relations, which was first established in November 1966.