PGA discusses the importance of multilateralism for SIDS with the Prime Minister of São Tomé and Príncipe
President of the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Maldives, Abdulla Shahid discussed the importance of multilateralism for Small Island Developing States (SIDS), with the Prime Minister of São Tomé and Principle.
PGA Shahid met with the Prime Minister of São Tomé and Príncipe, Jorge Bom Jesus as part of his recent visit to the country.
The fruitful exchange allowed for discussions on sustainable tourism and nature conservation, as well as the importance of multilateralism for SIDS.
As part of the visit, PGA Shahid also met with the United Nations (UN) Resident Coordinator for São Tomé and Príncipe Eric Overvest as well as the United Nations Country Team (UNCT), where he commended the latter for his contributions to national priorities, particularly in the ongoing process of graduating from LDC status by 2024.
The PGA arrived in São Tomé and Príncipe as part of their trip to Africa which focused on discussions on recovery from Covid-19, sustainable tourism and nature conservation. He was welcomed by the Resident Coordinator of the United Nations, the Minister of Foreign Affairs Edite Ten Jua and the Prime Minister of the country as well as young and female parliamentarians and the United Nations team.
During its interactions with the National Youth Council and women CSO leaders engaged in political participation, the PGA received a copy of the country’s parity law which reserves 40% of seats for women in all elected bodies.
“More women for more development” is the motto used by women’s organizations in the country.
As part of the brief visit, the Maldivian Foreign Minister also expressed his deep appreciation for the many initiatives the country is undertaking to develop sustainably and combat climate change.
He said so in his remarks at the reception hosted by the UN Resident Coordinator on Thursday.
In his remarks, the PGA expressed his gratitude for all the important work the country is doing in the service of global multilateralism and in advancing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, both nationally and globally.
I myself come from a small island country, the Maldives. I can relate to many of the challenges this country faces. I also know the critical role of the international community and all relevant stakeholders in supporting SIDS and providing tailored assistance tailored to their contexts.
Abdulla Shahid, PGA.
PGA Shahid also expressed gratitude for the country’s support for its “Presidency of Hope” and expressed confidence that the country will continue to champion global causes and lead by example, when it comes to sustainability, climate action and conservation, among others. other “important” areas.
PGA Shahid left São Tomé and Príncipe after a very productive visit on Thursday and was met at the airport by the country’s Foreign Minister and UNRC Eric.
As part of his recent visit to Africa, the Maldivian Minister of Foreign Affairs was also awarded the National Order of Merit of the Gabonese Republic.
Taking to Twitter after the ceremony, PGA Shahid revealed that he was honored and honored to receive Gabon’s National Order of Merit.