10/02/2019 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 10/02/2019 04:15
His Excellency Dr. Mahmoud Al Habbash, Special Envoy of the President of the State of Palestine, His Excellency Dr. Mahmoud Abbas, met with His Excellency Abdulla Shahid, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Maldives, today.
At the meeting held at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs this afternoon, Minister Shahid welcomed the Special Envoy, Dr. Al Habbash to the Maldives on his Official Visit and exchanged views on enhancing cooperation between the Maldives and Palestine.
Minister Shahid reiterated the Maldives' unshakeable commitment to the Palestinian cause and reassured that the Maldives will continue to use its presence in all international organizations to advocate the cause of Palestine. Minister Shahid further reaffirmed that the Government of Maldives will keep reminding the international community of their obligation to promote and protect the fundamental rights of the Palestinian people. Special Envoy Dr. Al Habbash expressed gratitude towards the sentiment of close brotherhood which exists between the Maldives and Palestine.
Special Envoy Dr. Al Habbash is currently serving as (Minister) President's Advisor for Religious Affairs and Islamic Relations and Supreme Judge of Sharia Courts (Chief Justice) of the State of Palestine.
The Minister of Foreign Affairs was accompanied by His Excellency Abdul Ghafoor Mohamed, Foreign Secretary, Mr. Ahmed Shiaan, Additional Secretary and Mr. Abdul Waris Saeed, Director at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.