30 March 2021

The Minister of Foreign Affairs Abdulla Shahid today, held a virtual interaction with the Permanent Representatives of the Group of Latin American and Caribbean Countries (GRULAC) at the United Nations. Permanent Representatives and representatives from a number of GRULAC countries took part in the meeting.

During the meeting, the Minister discussed key issues of importance to both GRULAC and the Maldives, such as sustainable development, climate change, human rights, and revitalization of the General Assembly. The Minster also shared his perspectives on the sustainable recovery pathways from Covid19.

The Minister highlighted the many shared concerns despite the distance between the countries of GRULAC and the Maldives. He thanked the Member States for giving him the opportunity to engage with the Group, and for the partnership with the Maldives at the United Nations. The Minister also highlighted the importance of working together to enhance the multilateral system and international cooperation.