The Ambassador of the United Kingdom to the Republic of Maldives, His Excellency James Dauris paid a courtesy call on the Minister of Foreign Affairs, His Excellency Abdulla Shahid, this morning.

During the meeting held at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Minister Shahid and Ambassador Dauris discussed issues of bilateral significance and focused on ways to reinforce the longstanding bilateral relations between both countries.

Minister Shahid further expressed Government’s decision to rejoin the Commonwealth and its readiness to play an active role to contribute to and benefit from the Commonwealth. Minister Shahid assured that the Maldives will continue working with the United Kingdom on key areas such as climate change and education.

Minister Shahid was accompanied by the Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, His Excellency Ahmed Khaleel and Ms. Shiuneen Rasheed, Director at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Ambassador Dauris was accompanied by Mr. Fergus Auld, Head of South Asia Department at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.