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20 January 2022 - News New Ambassador of Japan to the Maldives calls on Foreign Secretary
New Ambassador of Japan to the Maldives calls on Foreign Secretary
08 January 2022 - News Maldives and China Holds Official Talks
Foreign Minister Shahid and Foreign Minister of China H.E. Wang Yi holds extensive bilateral discussions
08 January 2022 - News Maldives and China Sign Five Agreements During Official Visit
China Foreign Minister H.E. Wang Yi and Maldives Foreign Minister Shahid witnessed the signing of a number of key agreements on important areas
08 January 2022 - News Press Statement delivered by Foreign Minister Abdulla Shahid at the joint press conference with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi
Press Statement delivered by Foreign Minister Abdulla Shahid at the joint press conference with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi
08 January 2022 - News State Councilor Wang Yi Departs Maldives After Official Visit
State Councilor Wang Yi Departs Maldives After Official Visit
07 January 2022 - News State Councilor and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the People’s Republic of China arrives in Maldives on an official visit
State Councilor Wang Yi, was received at the Velana International Airport by Foreign Minister Shahid and senior officials of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.


Services

Service Charter - Ministry of Foreign Affairs 07 December 2021        
Visa Facilitation Service 04 September 2020        
Documents Attestation Service 04 September 2020        
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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

Salary and Allowances of the Civil Service staffs at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs 26 November 2021         General Information    
Mandate of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs 26 November 2021         General Information    
Maldives-Russia: Celebrating 55 years of Friendship 14 September 2021         General Information    
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Minister


Abdulla Shahid

Minister of Foreign Affairs


Senior Management

Ahmed Khaleel

Minister of State for Foreign Affairs


Abdul Ghafoor Mohamed

Foreign Secretary


Ahmed Saleem

Ambassador-at-large


Dr. Hala Hameed

Secretary, Multilateral


Uz. Abdulla Humaid

Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs


Aishath Shaan Shakir

Chief of Protocol


Aminath Shifana

Permanent Secretary


Ahmed Shiaan

Additional Secretary


Ameen Javed Faizal

Additional Secretary


Mohamed Faisal

Additional Secretary


Shiuneen Rasheed

Joint Secretary


Fathimath Ghina

Joint Secretary


Abdul Waris Saeed

Joint Secretary


Miuvaan Mohamed

Director - Communication


Mariyam Reesha

Director General


Ahmed Nasir

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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Ministry of Foreign Affairs

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

Phone
+960 3323400
admin@foreign.gov.mv


Information Officer

Shajna Ibrahim Iqbal
+960 7227715
information.officer@foreign.gov.mv



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