The Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Maldives, His Excellency Abdulla Shahid has sent a message of sympathy to the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam, His Excellency Mr. Pham Binh Minh, following the flooding in the central provinces of Viet Nam.

Minister’s message reads as follows:

"I am deeply saddened to hear the news about the widespread flooding and landslides in the central provinces of Viet Nam caused by heavy rainfall destroying livelihoods, displacement of people and destruction of property.

At this time of distress, the Government and people of the Maldives, join me in extending our heartfelt condolences to Your Excellency, the Government and the people of Viet Nam, especially to those directly affected and to the families who lost their livelihoods.

I wish the recovery efforts every success and commend the tenacity of the people of Viet Nam during this time of national crisis."

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Minister of Foreign Affairs, Abdulla Shahid, today participated in the Commonwealth Foreign Affairs Ministers Meeting. The meeting was held virtually and chaired by the Foreign Secretary of the United Kingdom Dominic Raab.

The Minister of Foreign Affairs Abdulla Shahid today, met with the High Commissioners and Ambassadors of the countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations accredited to the Maldives. The meeting was held virtually. The High Commissioners of Indonesia and Malaysia accredited to the Maldives, and the Ambassadors of Laos, the Philippines, Thailand, and Viet Nam accredited to the Maldives took part in the meeting.

During the meeting, the Minister and the Envoys exchanged information about the evolving situation of Covid19, and enhancing bilateral and multilateral relationships between the countries. The Minister also thanked all the countries for the support extended to the Maldives during the Covid19 situation.

The meeting is an initiative of the Minister of Foreign Affairs, to cultivate closer relationships and interaction between the Ministry and the Representatives accredited to the Maldives.

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The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Maldives, Abdulla Shahid sends a message of felicitations to Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation of Equatorial Guinea, Simeón Oyono Esono Angué, on the occasion of the Independence Day of Equatorial Guinea.

Minister’s message reads as follows:

“Let me express sincere greetings and good wishes to Your Excellency, the Government and the people of Equatorial Guinea, on the joyous occasion of your Independence Day.

It is my earnest hope that the amicable relations which exists between our two countries strengthen further in the years to come.

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 sent a message of felicitations to Arancha González Laya, Minister for Foreign Affairs, European Union and Cooperation of Spain, on the occasion of their National 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 Maldives, and those of my own, to Your Excellency, the Government and the people of Spain, on the joyous occasion of the National Day of Spain.

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

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