09/04/2019 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 09/04/2019 08:09
His Excellency Abdulla Shahid, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Maldives met with His Excellency Joaquim Jose Gusmao dos Reis Martines, Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries of Timor-Leste, today.
During the meeting held at Paradise Island Resort on the sideline of the 4th Indian Ocean Conference, Minister Shahid reaffirmed the Government's commitment to strengthen existing bilateral relations between the two countries. Minister informed that Maldives would be happy to share expertise with Timor-Leste in developing their tourism industry.
Minister Shahid expressed his appreciation to the Government of Timor-Leste for the active participation at the 4th Indian Ocean Conference. Minister Shahid noted the close collaboration between both countries on issues such as climate change and sustainable development.
The Minister of Foreign Affairs was accompanied by H.E. Mr. Ahmed Khaleel, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, H. E. Mr. Abdul Ghafoor Mohamed, Foreign Secretary, H. E. Mr. Omar Abdul Razzak, Ambassador of Maldives to Sri Lanka and Mr. Hassan Hussain Shihab, Political Director at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.