27 March 2018, Colombo
His Excellency Mohamed Hussain Shareef, Ambassador of the Republic of Maldives, in his capacity as the current President of Colombo Plan Council, has chaired the 294th Session of the Colombo Plan Council held on 27th March 2018, in Sri Lanka.
During the Council Session, pending issues of the Colombo Plan were discussed and resolved, as well as further engagements relating to the Colombo Plan Secretariat and administrations.
The Council session was attended by the Secretary General Mr. Kinley Dorji, and 12 representatives from other member states. This is the last Council Meeting Secretary General will be attending, after a successful four-year-tenure at the Colombo Plan, since May 2014.
Maldives was inducted as the President of Colombo Plan Council for the year 2018 at the 293rd Session of the Colombo Plan Council held on the 12th of December 2017 in Colombo, Sri Lanka.
Maldives has assumed the Presidency of the Council of the Colombo Plan Council on three occasions. During 2004/2005 term, as the Ambassador of Maldives to Sri Lanka, His Excellency Dr. Mohamed Asim, the incumbent Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Maldives assumed duties of the Council as the President of the Colombo Plan Council.