The newly appointed High Commissioner of Pakistan to Maldives, His Excellency Vice Admiral Ather Mukhtar called on Minister of Foreign Affairs, His Excellency Abdulla Shahid, today. The meeting took place at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, shortly after High Commissioner Mukhtar presented his letter of credence to President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih in a ceremony held at the President’s Office.

During the meeting, Foreign Minister Abdulla Shahid congratulated His Excellency Admiral Ether Mukhtar, on his appointment as the High Commissioner of Pakistan to Maldives.

Foreign Minister Shahid expressed hope that the bilateral ties and collaboration between the Maldives and the brotherly nation of Pakistan would be further strengthened during High Commissioner Mukhtar’s tenure. Both Minister Shahid and the High Commissioner Mukhtar also discussed existing collaboration, and to enhance people to people relations between the two countries. High Commissioner Mukhtar assured his commitment to working closely with the Government of Maldives to further diversify the collaboration between the two countries.

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The Government of Maldives strongly condemns the bomb-laden unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) attack towards Abha International Airport in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, on the evening of 30 August 2020, targeting innocent civilians.

Continuation of such acts of terrorism towards the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, negatively impact the efforts by the concerned parties and the international community to find peaceful solutions to conflicts in the region.

The Government of Maldives reaffirms its solidarity with the Government and brotherly people of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and reiterates its steadfast commitment to the fight against terrorism in all its forms and manifestations.

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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 of Foreign Affairs of Malaysia, His Excellency Dato’ Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein, on the occasion of the 63rd National Day of Malaysia.

Minister’s message reads as follows:

“On the joyous occasion of the 63rd National Day of Malaysia, I wish to extend warm felicitations to the Government and the people of Malaysia.

As Malaysia celebrates this joyous occasion in these challenging times, I would like to take this opportunity to commend the Government and the leadership of Malaysia in responding to the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. I am thankful for the hospitality accorded by the Government of Malaysia to the vast number of Maldivians residing in Malaysia.

I am confident that the strong and mutually beneficial ties that exist between our countries will continue to strengthen in the years to come. I look forward to working closely with Your Excellency in enhancing, the existing friendly relations and cooperation.

I wish Your Excellency, good health and continued success in your endeavour to bring peace and prosperity to Malaysia.

Please accept, Excellency, 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 Kyrgyzstan, His Excellency Dr. Aidarbekov Chingiz Azamatovich, on the occasion of the 29th Independence Day of Kyrgyzstan.

Minister’s message reads as follows:

“It is my pleasure to extend warm felicitations and sincere good wishes to Your Excellency, the Government, and the people of Kyrgyzstan on the joyous occasion of the 29th Independence Day of Kyrgyzstan.

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

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

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The Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Maldives, His Excellency Abdulla Shahid has sent a message of condolence to the Acting Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, His Excellency Mohammad Haneef Atmar following the devastating floods in the Parwan Province., Afghanistan.

Minister’s message reads as follows:

“It is with great sadness and sorrow that I received the news of the loss of lives and livelihoods, and destruction of homes caused by torrential rains and flash floods in the Parwan Province of Afghanistan.

At this time of tragedy, no doubt compounded by the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Government and the people of Maldives extend our profound condolences and sym

pathies to Your Excellency, the Government and the people of Afghanistan. Please also convey our deepest condolences to the members of the bereaved families.
I sincerely hope that the efforts of the response teams continue swiftly and successfully, and praise the perseverance of the brotherly people of Afghanistan during this crisis.

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