Maldives Getting Ready to Host Partnership Forum 2019

The Government of Maldives is set to host the largest multilateral gathering of international development partners at the “Maldives Partnership Forum”, to be held from 17-18 June 2019 at Kurumba Resort. This year’s forum, last held in 2009, is themed “Investing in a Resilient and Sustainable Maldives” will showcase the Maldives’ democratic journey, highlight key development challenges and share with partners how the government plans to move ahead and leverage assistance where required.

The Maldives Partnership Forum will be inaugurated by President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih on 17 June 2019. The forum will bring together bilateral partner countries and international organisations, and other entities to deliberate on the Jazeera Raajje (Island Nation) concept and to discuss ... Read More

President Solih passes his condolences to the Sri Lankan President and Prime Minister

26 April 2019


President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih has in separate phone conversations with President Maithripala Sirisena, and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe, conveyed his sincere condolences following the recent terror attacks in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday.

During his phone calls, President Solih conveyed heartfelt condolences on behalf of the Maldivian people and on his own behalf.

He further inquired about the ongoing security situation in Sri Lanka, and expressed solidarity with the Sri Lankan Government and its people.

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Ambassador Omar meetings

24 April 2019 : Ambassador Omar and High Commissioners of fourteen Muslim Majority countries, accompanied by President of Bakeer Markar Centre for National Unity Mr. Imthiaz Bakeer Markar met the Archbishop Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith on 24 April 2019 to express their solidarity and share their deepest sympathies following the explosions in Sri Lanka.

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Minister Shahid sends message of condolence to Sri Lankan Foreign Minister

22 April 2019

The Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Maldives, His Excellency Abdulla Shahid has sent a message of condolence to the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, His Excellency Tilak Marapana, following the multiple explosions that took place in Sri Lanka today.  

The Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Maldives, His Excellency Abdulla Shahid has sent a message of condolence to the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, His Excellency Tilak Marapana, following the multiple explosions that took place in Sri Lanka today.  

Minister’s message reads as follows: “It ... Read More

Statement of the Government of Maldives on the series of explosions in Colombo, Sri Lanka

21 April 2019

The Government of Maldives is deeply shocked and concerned by reports of multiple explosions in Colombo, Sri Lanka.

The Government of Maldives strongly condemns these cowardly acts of terrorism and stands shoulder to shoulder with the Government and people of Sri Lanka during this difficult time of national crisis and grief. 

The Government and people of Maldives extend their heartfelt condolences and prayers for all those affected by these heinous attacks. 

The Government of Maldives is closely monitoring the status of Maldivians in Colombo. For information or enquiries and consular assistance, the Maldivian Community may please contact the following Consular Hotlines:

President Solih took part in Sri Lanka’s Independence Day official ceremony

Colombo
4 February 2019

His Excellency President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih and First Lady Fazna Ahmed have this morning taken part in 71st National Day celebrations of Sri Lanka as the Guest of Honor. 

The official ceremony took place at the Galle Face Green with the President of Sri Lanka, the Prime Minister of Sri Lanka, Senior Sri Lankan Government officials and foreign dignitaries. 

The National Day of Sri Lanka commemorates its official independence from the British since the 4th of February 1948. This national holiday is celebrated colourfully with flag hoisting ceremonies, parades and cultural performances.

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President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih met with the Maldivian Community in Sri Lanka

Colombo
3 February 2019

President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih met with the Maldivian community residing in Sri Lanka. The meeting was held this evening at the Embassy of Maldives in Sri Lanka.

Highlighting the longstanding historic relations between Maldives and Sri Lanka, the President noted that Sri Lanka was the first country that helped the Maldives to gain independence, and that the Maldives' first overseas embassy was established in Sri Lanka. 

Expressing gratitude for Sri Lanka’s manifold assistance to the Maldives, the President noted that Sri Lanka has greatly contributed to the development of the Maldives' educational system — especially towards establishing an English medium of education. 

Moreover, ... Read More