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Foreign Minister Shahid meets with Foreign Minister of UAE
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Foreign Minister Shahid engages with UN Country Team
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State Minister Ahmed Khaleel attends the 22nd IORA Meeting of the Council of Ministers
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Newly appointed Non-Resident Ambassador of Algeria to Maldives calls on the Minister of Foreign Affairs
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Maldives to put forward candidatures to the United Nations Security Council and the United Nations Economic and Social Council


Services

Service Charter - Ministry of Foreign Affairs 18 May 2022        
Visa Facilitation Service 18 May 2022        
Documents Attestation Service 18 May 2022        
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Service forms

Bid Evaluation Sheet 01 September 2020         Service   
Application for obtaining information under the “Right to Information Act” 01 September 2020         Service   
Application Form for Internship 31 August 2020         Service   
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Guidance and regulations

Foreign Service Recruitment Toolkit - 2021 02 February 2021         Guidance    
Before You Travel Abroad 29 November 2020         Guidance    
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Publications

MFA Visa Facilitation Service - FAQ 19 November 2022         General Information    
Ministry of Foreign Affairs - Annual Report 2021 26 September 2022         Report    
Embassy of Maldives in Japan, Tokyo - Annual Report 2021 26 September 2022         Report    
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Minister


Abdulla Shahid

Minister of Foreign Affairs


Senior Management

Ahmed Khaleel

Minister of State for Foreign Affairs


Ahmed Latheef

Foreign Secretary


Ahmed Saleem

Ambassador-at-large


Dr. Hussain Niyaz

Secretary (Economic Cooperation)


Dr. Hala Hameed

Secretary (Bilateral)


Ahmed Shian

Chief of Protocol


Uz, Abdulla Humaid

Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs


Amin Javed Faizal

Additional Secretary


Mohamed Faisal

Additional Secretary


Ibrahim Uvais

Additional Secretary


Aminath Shifana

Additional Secretary


Safaath Ahmed Zahir

Communication Strategist


Fathimath Najwa

Joint Secretary


Ali Rilwan

Joint Secretary


Abdul Waris Saeed

Joint Secretary


Khadheeja Najeeha

Joint Secretary


Shiuneen Rasheed

Joint Secretary


Fathimath Ghina

Joint Secretary


Fathimath Naeema

Senior Under Secretary


Mariyam Reesha

Director General


Ahmed Nasir

Director General


Zeenad Abdul Wahid

Director General


What the Ministry of Foreign Affairs does

Foreign Policy Principles

  1. Sovereign equality of States in accordance with international law.
  2. A rule-based and inclusive international system.
  3. Non-interference in the internal affairs of other countries.
  4. The supremacy of diplomacy in managing and resolving global problems.
  5. Friendship with all countries based on mutual respect.

Foreign Policy Goals

Goal 1 - Enhance the security and national sovereignty of the Maldives through increased bilateral and multilateral engagement

Goal 2 - Protect the Islamic identity of the Maldives and help to promote the values of Islam internationally

Goal 3 - Increase the economic resilience of the Maldives

Goal 4 - Promote greater regional cooperation in South Asia

Goal 5 - Provide quality consular services for Maldivians

Goal 6 - Promote efficiency and professionalism in the service

Foreign Policy Strategies

The most viable long-term security guarantee for the Maldives is maintaining sound bilateral relationships with major regional and global powers. The Maldives believes that its security and the respect for its national sovereignty would be enhanced by working towards strengthening and promoting international law; regional and international stability, peace, and security; and the multilateral system.

Strategy 1 - Consolidate the Maldives’ bilateral relationships with key regional and global powers.

Strategy 2 - Strengthen the Maldives’ engagement with South Asian and Indian Ocean rim countries to combat terrorism, piracy, and other non-traditional security threats.

Strategy 3 - Strengthen the active participation of the Maldives at UN General Assembly, the UN Human Rights Council, and other UN bodies, and actively contribute to collective problem solving.

Strategy 4 - Strengthen the active participation of the Maldives at key international organisations that enhances the country’s diplomatic outreach and promote greater global recognition for the Maldives.

Strategy 5 - Increase the Maldives participation in international efforts at promoting and maintaining stability, peace, and security.

Strategy 6 - Deepen the bonds of friendship and cooperation with key international civil society organisations and international foreign policy think-tanks.

Strategy 7 - Strengthen regional cooperation in South Asia.

Strategy 8 - Strengthen Maldives capacity and reporting to the international conventions it has ratified.

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Contact us



Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Boduthakurufaanu Magu
20077, Male', Republic of Maldives
Hotline
+960 7983400

Phone
+960 3323400
admin@foreign.gov.mv


Information Officer

Aminath Shazly Saleem
+960 7771731
information.officer@foreign.gov.mv



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