Discussions have been held on the mutual commitment of the Maldives and the United Nations, to multilateralism and the charter of UN.
The discussions were held as part of Minister of Foreign Affairs Abdulla Shahid’s meeting with the UN Secretary General, António Guterres during his ongoing visit to Washington D.C. and New York.
During the meeting, discussions touched upon the partnership between the Maldives and UN as well as their shared commitment to multilateralism and the charter of the UN.
Discussions also focused around shared priorities including climate change, and gender equality.
The meeting saw the Maldivian minister reaffirming the Maldivian government’s commitment to the UN and its charter as well as their shared commitment to work on priorities such as climate change, environment sustainability, gender equality and youth empowerment.
Expressing gratitude to the UN Secretary General for including the Maldives as one of the 30 pilot countries for the “Early Warnings for All” Initiative, the Foreign Minister of Maldives applauded the UN Secretary General’s decision to convene a “Climate Ambition Summit” during the High-Level Week of the 78th Session of the UN General Assembly.
In this context, FM Shahid shed light on the work that needs to be done ahead of COP28 to the UNFCCC, to be held in the United Arab Emirates later in the year.
The UN Secretary General briefed FM Shahid regarding the ongoing issues of concern at the UN, during the meeting.
Further, FM Shahid dedicated the full support of the Maldivian delegation to the Secretary General, and his team.
State Minister Khaleel, Bilateral Secretary Dr. Hala Hameed and Permanent Representative of the Maldives to the United Nations Thilmeeza Hussain accompanied FM Shahid at the meeting.