Minister of Foreign Affairs, His Excellency Abdulla Shahid has arrived in Male’ today, after concluding his official visit to the United Arab Emirates.

During his visit, Minister Shahid met his counterpart, His Highness Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of UAE and discussed ways to further strength the relationship between the two Countries. The two ministers discussed the issue of visa waiver for Maldivians travelling to UAE. From the beginning of 2019 Maldivians will be able to travel visa free to UAE.

The delegation also met with the Director General of Abu Dhabi Fund for Development, His Excellency Mohammed Saif Al Suwaidi.

Minister Shahid was accompanied by Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, His Excellency Ahmed Khaleel and Ambassador of Maldives to the United Arab Emirates, His Excellency Dr. Hussain Niyaaz.

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Maldives