Foreign Minister Abdulla Shahid arrives in Sweden on an Official Visit

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PUBLISHED 13 May 2023


Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Maldives, Abdulla Shahid, has arrived in Stockholm on an official visit from 12th to 14th May. The purpose of this visit is to participate in the EU Indo-Pacific Ministerial Forum on Saturday, 13th May 2023.

The EU Indo-Pacific Ministerial Forum aims to bolster the partnership between the European Union and the Indo-Pacific region. Attended by approximately 60 foreign ministers from both the Indo-Pacific region and the EU, as well as representatives from Indo-Pacific regional organizations and other partners, the forum serves as a crucial platform for assessing global developments and their impact on our respective regions.

The Indo-Pacific region and the European Union enjoy a significant partnership, facing various shared challenges. Consequently, cooperation between the EU and the Indo-Pacific region holds immense geopolitical and economic importance. The EU Indo-Pacific Ministerial Forum plays a pivotal role in facilitating enhanced dialogue and cooperation between the Indo-Pacific and the EU, maximizing the potential for collaboration.

Minister Shahid was accompanied by Dr. Hala Hameed, Secretary Bilateral and Ms. Mariyam Midhfa Naeem, Joint Secretary.