The Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Maldives, Abdulla Shahid sends message of felicitations to Zohrab Mnatsakanyan, Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Armenia, on the occasion of the Independence Day of the Republic of Armenia.

Minister’s message reads as follows:

“On behalf of the Government, the people of the Republic of Maldives and on my own behalf, it gives me great pleasure to extend warm greetings and good wishes to Your Excellency, the Government and the people of Armenia, on the joyous occasion of your Independence day.

It is my sincere hope that the close and friendly ties that exist between our two countries will continue to prosper in the days ahead.

Please accept, Excellency, the assurances of my highest consideration.”

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The Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Maldives, Abdulla Shahid sends message of felicitations to Wilfred Elrington, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade of Belize on the occasion of their Independence Day.

Minister’s message reads as follows:

" It gives me great pleasure to convey warm greetings and sincere good wishes of the Government and the people of the Maldives, and those of my own behalf, to Your Excellency, the Government and the people of Belize, on the occasion of your Independence Day.

Please accept, Excellency, my best wishes for your good health and well-being, and for further progress of the people of Belize and the assurances of my highest considerations.”

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The Government of India today, handed over US$250 million to the Government of Maldives as financial assistance to support the economic challenges arising from the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic.

At the event held at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the symbolic cheque was handed over by the High Commissioner of India Sunjay Sudhir to the Minister of Foreign Affairs Abdulla Shahid. This financial aid was gifted in response to an urgent request made by the President of Maldives Ibrahim Mohamed Solih to the Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi, in efforts to reduce the economic and financial impact due to the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The financial support of US$250 million to the Government of Maldives will be provided through subscription in Maldives’ Government Domestic Treasury bonds by SBI, Malè. The financial assistance in the form of Treasury Bond, provided at favourable terms, will provide significant relief for cash flow burden during the Covid19 crisis. This is the largest financial support package announced by a bilateral partner during this crisis.

Speaking at the event, the Minister of Foreign Affairs highlighted that India has always been a steadfast friend in times of need, and the first to respond to any crisis in the Maldives. He further noted that the financial assistance would help to finance a part of the revenue gap caused due to the halt in the tourism sector, and help to meet the immediate financial requirements faced by the Government.

Minister of Finance Ibrahim Ameer highlighted the impact on the country’s finances that Covid19 has had, and noted that India’s financial support would be utilised towards critical public service functions and Covid19 response packages.

The special ceremony was also attended by CEO of the State Bank of India and officials from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Finance and the High Commission of India in the Maldives.

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The Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Maldives, Abdulla Shahid sends message of felicitations to Mark Anthony Brantley, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Aviation of Saint Kitts and Nevis on the occasion of their Independence Day.

Minister’s message reads as follows:

“On behalf of the Government, the people of the Republic of Maldives and on my own behalf, I would like to extend warm felicitations and best wishes to Your Excellency, the Government and the people of the of Saint Kitts and Nevis, on the occasion of your Independence Day.

Please accept, Excellency, my best wishes for your good health and well-being, and for further progress of the people of Saint Kitts and Nevis and the assurances of my highest considerations.”

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The Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Maldives, His Excellency Abdulla Shahid has sent a message of felicitations to the Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal, His Excellency Pradeep Kumar Gyawali, on the joyous occasion of the Constitution day of Nepal.

Minister’s message reads as follows:

“On behalf of the Government and the people of Maldives, I wish to extend sincere felicitations and best wishes to Your Excellency and the people of Nepal, on the joyous occasion of the Constitution Day of Nepal.

Let me take this opportunity to reiterate our commitment to strengthen the close bonds of goodwill and friendship between Maldives and Nepal, for the mutual benefit of our peoples and the region.

Please accept, Excellency, my best wishes for your good health and well-being, and prosperity for the people of Nepal, and the assurances of my highest consideration.”


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