Minister of Foreign Affairs of Maldives Abdulla Shahid held a telephone conversation with Secretary of State of the United States of America, Michael Richard Pompeo, today.

During the telephone conversation, Minister Shahid expressed appreciation to the U.S. Government for the continued assistance provided to combat the on-going COVID-19 pandemic in the Maldives. Minister Shahid specially noted the recently announced 2 million dollar grant aid and other forms of frontline support facilitated by the U.S. Government

The Foreign Minister and the Secretary of State also held discussions on enhancing the existing strong ties between both the countries as well as on issues of mutual interest. Secretary Pompeo also reassured the U.S Government’s commitment to continue working with the Government of Maldives to overcome the economic and financial consequences that has resulted from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Both the Foreign Minister and the Secretary of State further assured their commitment to increasing cooperation between the two countries in various areas that are of mutual benefit.

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The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Abdulla Shahid, sends a message of felicitations to Minister of Foreign Affairs, Communities and Defence of the Republic of Cabo Verde, Luis Filipe Lopes Tavares on the occasion of the 45th Independence Day of Cabo Verde.

Minister’s message reads as follows:

“It gives me great pleasure to extend warm greetings and sincere good wishes to Your Excellency, the Government and the people of Cabo Verde, on the 45th anniversary of your Independence Day.

I am confident that the ties of friendship and cooperation between our two countries will be further strengthened in the years to come.

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

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The Government of Maldives and the Saudi Fund for Development (SDF) has today signed two Agreements totalling 50 million US dollars on affordable housing scheme project and fisheries sector development project. The Minister of Foreign Affairs Abdulla Shahid signed the two agreements on behalf of the Government of Maldives, at a ceremony held at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs this afternoon.

Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Maldives Abdulla Shahid sent a message of felicitations to Secretary of State of the United States of America, Michael Richard Pompeo, on the occasion of the 244th 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 sincere best wishes to Your Excellency, the Government and the people of United States of America, on the joyous occasion of your Independence Day.

The United States of America continues to be a reliable and a close partner contributing immensely to the socio-economic development of the Maldives. It has also provided much needed relief and assistance even during challenging times such as the current coronavirus pandemic. The Maldives values this exemplary partnership and I firmly believe that the close cordial ties between our two nations will prosper in the years to come.

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

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Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Maldives, Abdulla Shahid had a telephone conversation with his Kosovan counterpart Meliza Haradinaj-Stublla, today.

During the telephone conversation, the two foreign ministers discussed on the existing bilateral cooperation and agreed to intensify collaboration at the multilateral front. Minister Shahid and Minister Meliza Haradinaj-Stublla also discussed ways to overcome the economic and financial consequences of the Covid-19 pandemic.

The Foreign Ministers agreed to further ongoing cooperation on areas of mutual interest.

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