November 23, 2017

Minister of Foreign Affairs, His Excellency Dr. Mohamed Asim, attended as Chief Guest at the Reception hosted by the His Excellency Mr. Bryce Hutchesson, Ambassador of Australia to the Republic of Maldives, to congratulate and bid farewell to the recipients of Australia Awards Scholarships, this evening.

The Foreign Minister described the long-standing bilateral ties between the Maldives and Australia as an exemplary partnership and expressed gratitude and appreciation to the Government of Australia, for the commitment shown towards strengthening the relationship between the two countries.

The Foreign Minister further highlighted the contribution of the Australian Government towards human capacity building in the Maldives and thanked the Government of Australia for its generous assistance in this area, through the Australia Awards scheme.

In his remarks, the Australian Ambassador expressed his happiness and satisfaction on how the Australian graduates have been contributing to the socio-economic development of the Maldives by serving in productive roles in senior government positions and the private sector.

Minister Asim congratulated the Maldivian recipients of the Australia Awards 2018 and wished them well for their future endeavours.