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Minister Shahid presents documents to Commonwealth SG

Shahudha Mohamed
12 June 2019, MVT 20:45
Minister Abdulla Shahid met with the Secretary General of Commonwealth Patricia Scotland to discuss Maldives rejoining the Commonwealth and officially submit the documents requested by the organisation. PHOTO: FOREIGN MINISTRY
Shahudha Mohamed
12 June 2019, MVT 20:45

Minister of Foreign Affairs Abdulla Shahid on Wednesday made an official call on the Secretary General of Commonwealth Patricia Scotland.

During the meeting, Minister Shahid officially presented the Secretary General with the documentation required by the Commonwealth and discussed on Maldives' wish to reintegrate with the organisation.

Tweet by Foreign Minister Abdulla Shahid

Soon after President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih was elected into office, the Foreign Minister had submitted an official request to rejoin the Commonwealth as per the cabinet's decision.

During his second official visit to the United Kingdom (UK) as Foreign Minister, Shahid met with parliament member and former Minister of State for the Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs Hugo Swire, Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs Jeremy Hunt and British MP Mark Field.

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