FM Shahid discusses strengthening cooperation with São Tomé and …


Foreign Minister Abdulla Shahid has initiated discussions on strengthening cooperation between the Maldives and the Democratic Republic of São Tomé and Príncipe.

In a virtual meeting with his counterpart in São Tomé and Príncipe, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Cooperation and Community Edite Ten Jua, FM Shahid expressed his keen interest in elevating multilateral and bilateral cooperation between the two countries , in particular in the exchange of experiences on tourism and development.

The meeting saw FM Shahid and Minister Jua engage in a conversation about common priorities in international forums as Small Island Developing States (SIDS).

Some of the topics covered include sea level rise, climate change as well as sustainable development.

The two ministers also briefed each other on the evolution of the situation surrounding the global Covid-19 pandemic and the measures currently in place to curb the spread of the virus and lead to a full and complete recovery after the pandemic.

Reaffirming their commitment to increase cooperation between the two countries, the couple discussed strengthening bilateral ties between the two countries, as well as increased cooperation and sharing of expertise in the field of tourism.

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