European Union (EU) Counter Terrorism Coordinator Gilles De Kerchove on Sunday paid a courtesy call on the Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Ahmed Khaleel.
At the meeting held in the Foreign Ministry, State Minister Khaleel welcomed Coordinator Kerchove to Maldives. The two officials further exchanged views on expanding cooperation in the field of Counter-terrorism between Maldives and the European Union.
State Minister Khaleel was accompanied by Foreign Secretary Abdul Ghafoor Mohamed, Director Shiuneen Rasheed and Mohamed Shujau, Desk Officer at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Kerchove was accompanied by Ambassador of EU Tung-Lai Margue, European Union External Action (EEAS) Head of Counter Terrorism Division John Gatt-Rutter, Ivo Schutte, EEAS Deputy Head of South Asia Division and Maldives Political Officer at EU Delegation Reema Mohamed.
The Counter Terrorism Coordinator is on a two-day official visit to Maldives and is meeting with key interlocutors within the government to discuss counter-terrorism challenges and future EU support to combat terrorism in Maldives.