Foreign Minister Shahid shares experiences on recovery from the COVID-19 Pandemic with fellow SIDS at HLPF


08 July 2020, Male'

His Excellency Abdulla Shahid, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today called on the international community to support Small Island Developing States. Minister Shahid engaged with a virtual panel of the High-Level Political Forum on sustainable development (HLPF) convened under the auspices of the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations.

Minister Shahid used the opportunity to brief the audience on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the Maldives’ tourism industry, as well as the government’s national recovery plan. Minister Shahid emphasized the importance of multilateral investments in prevention and risk reduction to help break the vicious cycle of high debt and inadequate resources for resilient recovery.