Malé, 15 February 2022 (TDI): Foreign Ministry of Maldives released the very first session of its new project. This is the Information Series titled “Promoting Sustainable Economic Growth in the Maldives”.
The inaugural seminar of these series was conducted today, headed by the Economic Cooperation Department of the Foreign Ministry and the Foreign Service Institute of Maldives.
The virtual session aimed for High Commissioners and Ambassadors accredited to Maldives, as well as for Resident Missions in the Maldives will act as a platform to understand the current economic situation and investment priorities of the Maldives 🇲🇻 pic.twitter.com/wZJe6KmajA
— Ministry of Foreign Affairs 🇲🇻 (@MoFAmv) February 15, 2022
CONTENTS OF SEMINAR
The conference was also accessible virtually. It aims to make the High Commissioners, Ambassadors, and Representatives working under the Maldives on the current state of the economy aware.
Thus, the information sessions provide a platform to engage in these necessary conversations. Here, senior officials clarify misconceptions and lay down the firm foundations of Maldives’ economic situation for Ambassadors to utilize this information in future progression.
Moreover, the investment priorities of the Maldives are also explained in detail. This is so greater importance is given to the areas which the Government considers more necessary. As a result, effective collaboration between the Maldives and its bilateral alliances would take place.
Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Ahmed Khaleel, passed the opening remarks during the inaugural session. He briefed spectators on the top priorities of the Maldivian Government when it came to economic investments.
The Minister also updated on the economic growth Maldives has made so far, since the inception of Covid-19. Khaleel expressed appreciation on behalf of the Government, to the diplomatic partners who had granted aid and assistance to the Maldives during the economic downturn which occurred as a consequence of the pandemic.
Other contributors to the information series include the Ministry of Economic Development, Ministry of Tourism, and Ministry of Fisheries. Also, Marine Resources and Agriculture, Ministry of Environment, Climate Change and Technology, Maldives Marketing and Public Relations Corporation in addition to Housing Development Cooperation, are further playing a role in this initiative.
The seminar hosted over 80 participants, 37 of whom were Ambassadors and High Commissioners whilst the remaining were UN Representatives.