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Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Maldives-EU 5th Senior Officials Meeting
Maldives, EU hold Fifth Senior Officials Meeting
The meeting aimed to build upon existing bonds of friendship and collaboration
It was held with the purpose of having open and constructive dialogue between the Maldives and EU
The meeting was held at the foreign ministry, in capital Malé City

The Maldives and European Union (EU) are to hold the Fifth Senior Officials Meeting.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs in a statement publicized on Saturday, revealed that the Fifth Maldives – EU Senior Officials Meeting would be held on Sunday.

The meeting was held at the foreign ministry, in capital Malé City.

The Fifth Senior Officials Meeting was held with the purpose of having open and constructive dialogue between the Maldives and EU, aiming to build upon existing bonds of friendship and collaboration.

The meeting focused on issues linked to enhanced collaboration on democratic reforms, green transition, climate change mitigation and adaptation, good governance, judiciary reforms and security, as well as examining the outcomes of existing initiatives to determine further cooperation. 

The delegation of Maldives was led by Foreign Secretary Fathimath Inaya.

The meeting was attended by senior officials from the foreign ministry as well as the President’s Office, the Ministry of Finance, the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade, the Ministry of Fisheries and Ocean Resources, the Attorney General’s Office, the Ministry of Climate Change, Environment and Energy, the National Counter Terrorism Center, the Maldives National Defence Force (MNDF) Coast Guard, the Maldives Police Service (MPS) as well as the National Reintegration Center. 

Deputy Managing Director of the Asia and Pacific Department of the European External Action Service Paola Pampaloni led the EU delegation at the meeting.

The Fourth Senior Officials Meeting between the Maldives and EU was held in June 2023, in Brussels.

Maldives and EU celebrate the 41st anniversary of establishing diplomatic relations this year.

Last updated at: 1 month ago
Reviewed by: Maryam Dhaanish Nasheed
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1 month ago
Rainer
Where is the long awaited progress of Maldivians not requiring any longer visas to enter EU countries. This subject should have been discussed with the EU bureaucrats and an agreement arranged. That was on the agenda for a long time, yet without any result.