The Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Maldives, Abdulla Shahid sent a message of felicitations to Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Republic of North Macedonia Bujar Osmani, on the occasion of the Independence day of the Republic of North Macedonia.

Minister’s message reads as follows:

“On behalf of the Government and the people of the Republic of Maldives, and on my own behalf, I wish to extend warm greetings and best wishes to Your Excellency, the Government, and the people of the Republic of North Macedonia, on the joyous occasion of your Independence day.

Let me also convey, Excellency, my personal best wishes for your good health and well-being, and for further progress of the people of the Republic of North Macedonia and the assurances of my highest considerations.”

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The Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Maldives, Abdulla Shahid sends message of felicitations to Ernesto Henrique Fraga Araújo, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Federative Republic of Brazil, 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 Federative Republic of Brazil, 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 the Federative Republic of Brazil and the assurances of my highest considerations.”

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The Maldives welcomes the joint statement made by Canada and the Kingdom of the Netherlands, announcing their intention to intervene in the Case of The Gambia v Myanmar, at the International Court of Justice (ICJ).

The Maldives is confident that the intervention by Canada and the Kingdom of the Netherlands will strengthen the case initiated by The Gambia, and reinforce efforts to protect and affirm the rights of the Rohingya.  

In February this year, the Republic of Maldives announced its intention to extend its support for the efforts to seek accountability for the acts of genocide committed against the Rohingya people by intervening in the case filed at the ICJ by The Gambia, in line with the decision taken at the 14th Islamic Summit of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation.

The Maldives’ decision to intervene was taken after President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih along with his Cabinet of Ministers concluded that there are strong grounds to intervene in support of the Rohingya people.

 The Maldives has held consultations with The Gambia, in order to streamline efforts, with the common objective of obtaining justice for the Rohingya people. The Maldives looks forward to similarly collaborating with Canada and the Kingdom of the Netherlands. 

The Maldives was the first country to announce its intention to intervene in the case at the ICJ, and welcomes this additional intervention by Canada and Kingdom of The Netherlands, which symbolizes the global significance of the plight of the Rohingya people, and the collective need to protect and promote their rights. 

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The Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Maldives, His Excellency Abdulla Shahid has sent a message of felicitation to the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam, His Excellency Pham Binh Minh, on the occasion of the 75th National Day of Viet Nam.

Minister’s message reads as follows:

“I am pleased to extend warm greetings and good wishes to Your Excellency, the Government and the people of Viet Nam, on the occasion of the 75th National Day of Viet Nam.

As we celebrate our 45th Anniversary of establishment of diplomatic relations, it is my sincere hope that the relations and friendship that exist between our two countries will further strengthen in the coming years.

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

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The Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Maldives, His Excellency Abdulla Shahid has sent a message of felicitation to the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Uzbekistan, His Excellency Abdulaziz Khafizovich Kamilov, on the occasion of the 29th Independence Day of Uzbekistan.

Minister’s message reads as follows:

“On the auspicious occasion of the 29th Independence Day of Uzbekistan, the Government and the people of Maldives join me in extending warm felicitations and sincere good wishes to Your Excellency, the Government and the friendly people of Uzbekistan.

It is my sincere hope that the friendly relations that exist between our two countries will be further strengthened in the years ahead.

Please accept my best wishes for your good health and well-being, and continued peace, progress and prosperity of the people of Uzbekistan.”

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