07 June 2015; Foreign Secretary, His Excellency Dr. Ali Naseer Mohamed has arrived back in the Maldives after completion of his visit to Belgium and France.
During the visit to France, Foreign Secretary met with Mr Benoit Guidee, Conseiller Asia - Ameriques, Cabinet du Ministre of the French Foreign Ministry and discussed ways of further strengthening the close bilateral relations between the Maldives and France especially in areas such as climate change. They also discussed the upcoming COP21 and the importance of achieving a legally binding agreement at COP21.
In Belgium, the Foreign Secretary met with a number of senior EU officials including the Secretary General of EEAS, Mr Alain Le Roy and agreed to forge stronger partnership between the Maldives and EU for mutual benefit. FS also met with Mme Jean Lambert and had a fruitful discussion on strengthening Maldives partnership with the EU.
The Foreign Secretary also met with MEP Ian Duncan, Vice Chair, DSAS and Mr. Jos Delbeke, Director General for Climate Action of the European Commission and discussed the upcoming COP 21 the need for a strong legally binding agreement and ways of strengthening EU - AOSIS partnership.
During the visit, Foreign Secretary was accompanied by His Excellency Ahmed Shiaan, Ambassador of Maldives to EU and Ms. Fathimath Ghina, Counsellor at the Maldives Embassy in Belgium.