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Foreign Minister arrives in Belgium for an official visit

Mariyam Malsa
26 June 2019, MVT 20:48
Minister of Foreign Affairs, Abdulla Shahid. PHOTO: HUSSEIN WAHEED/ MIHAARU
Mariyam Malsa
26 June 2019, MVT 20:48

Minister of Foreign Affairs Abdulla Shahid, on Wednesday, arrived in Belgium for a two-day official visit.

During the visit, Minister Shahid is scheduled to meet key officials from the European Parliament, European Commission and European External Action Service, including EU High Representative and Vice President of the European Commission Federica Mogherini.

Discussions will be centred on strengthening cooperation on climate change, counter-terrorism, democracy consolidation, governance and institutional reforms.

The EU recently revoked the framework for restrictive measures against Maldives. The decision to scrap the framework for targeted sanctions against the country was made on June 18 in light of the current political situation. A deterioration of internal politics during the first half of the previous year prompted the EU to adopt the framework on July 16, 2018.

Minister Shahid is accompanied by the Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Ahmed Khaleel, Ambassador of Maldives to Sri Lanka Omar Abdul Razzaq, Director of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Shiuneen Rasheed and Desk Officer Mariyam Asif.