The Ambassador of Norway to the Maldives, His Excellency Mr. Thorbjørn Gaustadsæther, called on the Minister of Foreign Affairs, His Excellency Dr. Mohamed Asim, today.

At the meeting held at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, this afternoon, Ambassador Gaustadsæther reiterated the support of Norway towards the Maldives’ efforts in the area of environment and renewable energy. He also highlighted the importance of small countries working together, especially in addressing common challenges, and in this regard noted the initiatives undertaken by the Alliance of Small Island States (AOSIS), under the Maldives chairmanship.

Foreign Minister Asim thanked the Ambassador for Norway’s assistance and highlighted the importance of cooperating not only at the level of governments but also through engagements of private sectors. Minister Asim also discussed possibilities for enhancing cooperation between both countries and reflected on ways for strengthening the existing ties especially in the area of investment in renewable energy.

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