14 November 2016; Minister Asim met with Mr. Gilles de Kerchove, EU Counter-Terrorism Coordinator today.
Minister Asim informed Mr. de Kerchove about the International Seminar on Counter terrorism held recently in Maleâ€™, Maldives from 25-26 October 2016. The two-day Seminar was a great success as it brought together a number of academicians, government officials and civil society representatives from 13 countries, and contributed to the exchange of ideas, experiences, and networking to seek solutions to the common challenge of countering terrorism.
The EU Counter-Terrorism Coordinator, Mr. Gilles de Kerchove, referred to the EUâ€™s active role in the fight against the common threat of terrorism, and expressed his appreciation for the positive steps initiated by the Maldives Government and the readiness to engage with the EU in this very important area for both the EU and the Maldives.
The meeting was attended by H.E. Ahmed Shiaan, Ambassador of Maldives to Belgium and the European Union, Counsellor Fathimath Ghina and EU Affairs Advisor Ms. Nektaria Margaroni at the Embassy of Maldives to Belgium and Mission to the EU in Brussels.