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Message by the Minister of Foreign Affairs on the occasion to mark the 51st Anniversary of Maldives Membership at the United Nations

21 September 2016; Today marks the 51st anniversary of the Maldives membership at the United Nations. The Maldives joined the United Nations on 21 September 1965 as the Organization's smallest member at the time, with many questioning the viability of a small state like the Maldives, and its ability to…

Republic of Maldives and Saint Kitts and Nevis has established Diplomatic Relations

21 September 2016, New York – The Republic of Maldives and Saint Kitts and Nevis has established diplomatic relations today. The joint communiqué establishing relations between the two countries were signed by H.E. Dr. Mohamed Asim, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Maldives and Honourable Mark Brantley,…

Republic of Maldives and Saint Kitts and Nevis has established Diplomatic Relations Republic of Maldives and Saint Kitts and Nevis has established Diplomatic Relations

Foreign Minister Dr. Asim meets Minister of Foreign Affairs of United Arab Emirates

20 September 2016, New York: Foreign Minister Dr. Asim met with His Highness Sheikh Abdulla Bin Zayed Al Nahya, Minister of Foreign Affairs of UAE today at the sidelines of the 71st Session of the UNGA in New York.  Foreign Minister Asim thanked the Government of UAE for its strong partnership…

Foreign Minister Dr. Asim meets Minister of Foreign Affairs of United Arab Emirates Foreign Minister Dr. Asim meets Minister of Foreign Affairs of United Arab Emirates

Foreign Minister Dr. Asim meets Minister of Foreign Affairs of Singapore

20 September 2016, New York: Foreign Minister Dr. Asim met with Dr Vivian Balakrishnan, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Singapore today at the sidelines of the 71st Session of the UNGA in New York, during which they discussed areas of cooperation that could build on Maldives and Singapore’s historic relations. The…

Foreign Minister Dr. Asim meets Minister of Foreign Affairs of Singapore Foreign Minister Dr. Asim meets Minister of Foreign Affairs of Singapore

Foreign Minister Dr. Asim meets Minister for Foreign Affairs of New Zealand at the sidelines of the 71 st Session of the UNGA

20 September 2016, New York: The Minister for Foreign Affairs of Maldives, H.E . Dr. Mohamed Asim   has met with the Minister for Foreign Affairs of New Zealand, H.E Mr. Murray McCully on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly in New York. Minister Asim commended New Zealand's initiatives at the United Nations Security Council on the challenges facing…

Foreign Minister Dr. Asim meets Minister for Foreign Affairs of New Zealand at the sidelines of the 71 st Session of the UNGA Foreign Minister Dr. Asim meets Minister for Foreign Affairs of New Zealand at the sidelines of the 71 st Session of the UNGA

Maldives shares experiences on ICT use in public service delivery

20 September 2016, New York; At a side held event held on the margins of the 71st session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York, Minister of Foreign Affairs Dr Mohamed Asim shared Maldives experiences on the use of information technology in the delivery of public services.  He…

Maldives shares experiences on ICT use in public service delivery Maldives shares experiences on ICT use in public service delivery

Foreign Minister Asim leads Maldives delegation at the 71st UN General Assembly

20 September 2016, New York:The annual General Debate of the United Nations General Assembly opened today at the United Nations Headquarters in New York. Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dr. Mohamed Asim represented the Government of the Maldives and will also lead the Maldives delegation to the seventy-first session of the…

Foreign Minister Asim leads Maldives delegation at the 71st UN General Assembly Foreign Minister Asim leads Maldives delegation at the 71st UN General Assembly

The relevance of NAM is even greater today in facing the challenges of the changing realities of the world, says Maldives

18 September 2016, Margarita Island - The Maldives re-affirmed the relevance and significance of the Non-Aligned Movement, as a platform for the exchange of views to advance sustainable development, and a united force against injustice and inequality. Speaking at the 17 th Summit of the Heads of State and Government of the…

The relevance of NAM is even greater today in facing the challenges of the changing realities of the world, says Maldives The relevance of NAM is even greater today in facing the challenges of the changing realities of the world, says Maldives

Statement by the Maldives at the General Debate of the Seventy-First Session of the United Nations General Assembly - 21 September 2016

Saturday, 24 September 2016 16:46

 

General Debate of the Seventy-First Session

Statement by:

His Excellency Dr. Mohamed Asim, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Maldives

24 September 2016


Mr President, Mr Secretary General, Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen,

I wish to begin by congratulating you Mr President on your assumption of office. The Maldives is proud to welcome a distinguished diplomat from a fellow island state to preside over the seventy-first General Assembly.

I also wish to congratulate Secretary General Ban Ki-moon for all the hard work in the past ten years – especially for his efforts on climate change advocacy, sustainable development, and his partnership with SIDS. He is certainly leaving a legacy of enormous historical significance.

Rarely do we get an opportunity to come together - the whole world – in a moment of collective agreement.  Such a moment was the adoption of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. An Agenda of hope, a blueprint for advancing humanity, a plan for empowering the impoverished, and a promise for future generations to come.

The agenda recognises at its core,

a. That all efforts to achieve development should be holistic, and poverty is multi-dimensional;

b. That a differentiated response is necessary, even if aspirations are universal;

c. That development efforts should include everyone, and address everyone.

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Message by the Minister of Foreign Affairs on the occasion to mark the 51st Anniversary of Maldives Membership at the United Nations

Wednesday, 21 September 2016 23:05

21 September 2016;

Today marks the 51st anniversary of the Maldives membership at the United Nations. The Maldives joined the United Nations on 21 September 1965 as the Organization's smallest member at the time, with many questioning the viability of a small state like the Maldives, and its ability to contribute.

Over the past fifty-one years the United Nations has been a steadfast partner in the development of the Maldives, contributing to the progress of its social sectors, reduction of infant and maternal mortality rates, and increasing the life expectancy of Maldivians, as well as its democratization and governance reform sectors. With the support of the United Nations, the Maldives was able to graduate out of the LDCs, as well as become an MDG plus country. As we embark on a new sustainable development agenda, the support of the UN in its implementation would be invaluable.

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Republic of Maldives and Saint Kitts and Nevis has established Diplomatic Relations

Wednesday, 21 September 2016 22:59

Screen_Shot_2016-09-23_at_12.01.50_AM21 September 2016, New York – The Republic of Maldives and Saint Kitts and Nevis has established diplomatic relations today. The joint communiqué establishing relations between the two countries were signed by H.E. Dr. Mohamed Asim, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Maldives and Honourable Mark Brantley, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Saint Kitts and Nevis. The joint communiqué was signed at a ceremony held at the Permanent Mission of the Maldives to the United Nations in New York.

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Foreign Minister Dr. Asim meets Minister of Foreign Affairs of United Arab Emirates

Wednesday, 21 September 2016 10:53

asimuae20 September 2016, New York: Foreign Minister Dr. Asim met with His Highness Sheikh Abdulla Bin Zayed Al Nahya, Minister of Foreign Affairs of UAE today at the sidelines of the 71st Session of the UNGA in New York.  Foreign Minister Asim thanked the Government of UAE for its strong partnership and cooperation with the Maldives.

The Foreign Ministers exchanged views on strengthening the closer links between the two countries particularly in the fields of trade, investment and tourism.

   

Foreign Minister Dr. Asim meets Minister of Foreign Affairs of Singapore

Wednesday, 21 September 2016 10:48

asimsingapore20 September 2016, New York: Foreign Minister Dr. Asim met with Dr Vivian Balakrishnan, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Singapore today at the sidelines of the 71st Session of the UNGA in New York, during which they discussed areas of cooperation that could build on Maldives and Singapore’s historic relations.

The Foreign Ministers also exchanged views on further expanding economic and trade relations between the countries.

The two Ministers further discussed on the importance of coordinating their engagement on issues of mutual concern before the 71st session of the UNGA.  As small states that have similar challenges of building resilience, they emphasized the necessity of working together in the implementation of Paris climate change agreement and 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

   

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