The Minister of Foreign Affairs, His Excellency Abdulla Shahid, departs from Brunei Darussalam after concluding his official visit.
During the visit, Minister Shahid had an audience with His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah, Sultan and Yang Di Pertuan of Negara Brunei Darussalam. The Minister also met Dato Seri Setia Haji Erywan bin Pehin Datu Pekerma Jaya Haji Mohd Yusof, Minister of Foreign Affairs II, Yang Berhormat Dato Seri Setia Awang Haji Hamzah bin Haji Sulaiman, Minister of Education and Dato Seri Setia Dr Haji Mohammad Isham bin Haji Jafaar, Minister of Health during his visit.
During the audience with the Sultan, Minister Shahid expressed Maldivian Government’s desire to further strengthen the people-to-people contacts and to enter into a prosperous relationship. Minister also took the opportunity to thank His Majesty the Sultan for the generous offer of full scholarships extended by Brunei, which are contributing to the development of human resources of the Maldives.
In the meeting held with the Minister of Foreign Affairs II, Minister Shahid discussed various aspects of the bilateral relations between the two countries.
During the meeting held with the Minister of Education, Minister Shahid requested to explore the possibility of increasing the number of scholarships from Brunei to the Maldives. Minister noted that the scholarship scheme has played a significant role in developing the human resources of the Maldives. During the meeting with the Minister of Health, Minister Shahid explored the possibilities of increasing Health Sector cooperation between the two countries.