The United Nations Resident Coordinator to the Republic of Maldives, Her Excellency Ms. Shoko Noda, called on His Excellency Abdulla Shahid, Minister of Foreign Affairs, this afternoon.

Ms. Shoko Noda was accompanied by Dr. Arvind Mathur, WHO Representative to the Maldives and Mr. Mohamed El Munir A. Safieldin, UNICEF Representative to the Maldives.

During the meeting held at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the UN Resident Coordinator and the Country Representatives congratulated the Minister on his appointment and discussed ways of further strengthening the existing collaboration between the Maldives and the United Nations.

The Minister assured the Government’s commitment to working closely with the United Nations to enhance collaboration in areas of governance, institution building, climate change, human rights, health and education.

H.E. Mr. Ahmed Khaleel, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, H.E. Mr. Abdul Ghafoor Mohamed, Foreign Secretary, Mr. Javed Faizal, Additional Secretary, and Mr. Hassan Hussain Shihab, Director at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs participated in the meeting.

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Maldives