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Norwegian State Secretary Hagen to visit Maldives

Ahmed Aiham
01 March 2019, MVT 18:45
State Secretary of Norways' Ministry of Foreign Affairs Marianne Hagen. PHOTO: STURLASON/MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS, NORWAY
Ahmed Aiham
01 March 2019, MVT 18:45

State Secretary at Norways' Ministry of Foreign Affairs Marianne Hagen, is scheduled for a two-day official visit to Maldives from March 2, 2019 till March 4th.

She will be accompanied by senior officials from the Norwegian Foreign Ministry and a business delegation.

During her visit, State Secretary Hagen will call on Vice President Faisal Naseem and hold meetings with the Minister of Foreign Affairs Abdulla Shahid, Minister of Environment Dr Hussain Rasheed Hassan and Minister of Economic Development Fayyaz Ismail.

The visit will provide opportunities for the two countries to discuss areas of mutual interest and additional ways to build partnerships in areas of common interest, such as sustainable management of the oceans, economic growth and marine pollution.

The group of officials are set to discuss the continuation of strong cooperation on climate issues in multilateral fora and, Norway’s support for democratic development in Maldives. The shared emphasis on a rules-based international order will also be on the agenda.

The meeting is also set to negotiate opportunities for bilateral trade and economic cooperation will also be discussed.

It is planned for Secretary Hagen to conduct a state visit will conduct an official visit to Thilafushi Island accompanied by senior government representatives from Maldives. The visit will explore pssoibilities for waste management dwelve into the fight against marine litter.

After concluding her visit to the Maldives, Hagen and her delegation will depart for Sri Lanka.

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