June 25, 2018
The Government of Maldives will engage in high-level diplomatic consultations with the European Union from 27 to 28 June 2018 in Brussels, Belgium. The high-level ministerial delegation participating in the discussions include the Minister of Foreign Affairs, His Excellency Dr. Mohamed Asim, Minister of Fisheries and Agriculture, His Excellency Dr. Mohamed Shainee and Minister of Legal Affairs at the President’s Office, Her Excellency Uza. Aishath Azima Shakoor. In addition, Ambassador of Maldives to the European Union, His Excellency Mr. Ahmed Shiaan will also form part of the high-level delegation.
During the visit, the delegation will hold discussions with the European External Action Services (EEAS), European Parliament and other institutions of the European Union, to further strengthen the existing relations between the European Union and the Maldives, including in areas such as climate change, fisheries, Schengen visa facilitation, electoral and governance reform, countering terrorism and violent extremism and trade.
Since 2015, the Maldives and the European Union have been holding annual high-level consultations in the Maldives within the context of the Maldives-EU Policy Dialogue. The high-level diplomatic consultations to be held in Brussels will provide yet another opportunity for a higher level of engagement between the EU and the Maldives as envisaged in the discussions held during the visit of the European External Action Services (EEAS) delegation to the Maldives in January 2018.