The Minister of Public Infrastructure, Industries and Commerce of Palau, His Excellency Mr. Charles Obichang, called on the Minister of Foreign Affairs, His Excellency Dr. Mohamed Asim, today.

At the meeting held at Kurumba Maldives, Minister Obichang commended the Maldives on its remarkable success at building a world-class tourism industry, while protecting and preserving its fragile environment. In this regard, Minister Obichang observed that the Maldives is a great example of a successful model that works, and expressed interest to learn from the Maldives’ experience, in Palau’s efforts to develop its tourism sector.

Foreign Minister Asim extended a warm welcome to Minister Obichang to the Maldives and discussed possibilities of strengthening cooperation between the two island nations, with a special focus on tourism development and environmental protection. In this regard, Minister Asim extended an invitation to a delegation from the Government of Palau to visit the Maldives to discuss possible cooperation on tourism.

Foreign Minister Asim was accompanied by Foreign Secretary, His Excellency Ahmed Sareer and Joint Secretary, Ms. Fathimath Najwa at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.