Press release

Principal Secretary Confait received Maldivian Ministers at Maison Quéau de Quinssy

July 9, 2019

The Principal Secretary of Foreign Affairs, Dr. Marina Confait met with Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Maldives, H.E. Mr. Abdullah Shahid and Minister of Youth, Sports and Community Empowerment, H.E. Mr. Ahmed Mahloof on July 8, 2019 at the Department of Foreign Affairs.

Minister Shahid headed the Maldivian delegation in seeking Seychelles’ support for Maldives to host the 11th Indian Ocean Island Games (IOIG) in 2023.

During the meeting Minister Shahid reaffirmed “the commitment of Maldives to further enhance cooperation in areas like youth, sports, culture, tourism and environment”.

As small island states, both countries share similar vulnerabilities in issues related to environment and climate change and are highly vested in their shared efforts to also collaborate in the Blue Economy and advance the merit of this notion across diverse platforms.