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14 April 2021 - News Minister Shahid to visit India
Minister Shahid will visit India from 15-16 April 2021.
08 April 2021 - News Chinese Ambassador pays Farewell Call on the Minister of Foreign Affairs
Ambassador Zhang is the 3rd Ambassador of China since the opening of Chinese Embassy in Maldives in 2011.
08 April 2021 - News Joint Press Release - First Meeting of India-Maldives Joint Working Group on Counter-Terrorism, Countering Violent Extremism and De-radicalisation
First Meeting of India-Maldives Joint Working Group on Counter-Terrorism, Countering Violent Extremism and De-radicalisation
30 March 2021 - News Minister Shahid holds a virtual interaction with Geneva-based Ambassadors from Africa Group
Minister highlighted the shared concerns between the Maldives and the African countries
29 March 2021 - News First shipment of Covishield vaccine procured from Serum Institute of India arrives in the Maldives
In January and February this year, the Government of India had also gifted 200,000 doses of Covishield vaccine to the Maldives
29 March 2021 - News Maldives Establishes Diplomatic Relations with Lesotho
The Republic of Maldives and the Kingdom of Lesotho have formally established diplomatic relations today.


Visa Facilitation Service 04 September 2020        
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Consular Assistance 31 August 2020        
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Bid Evaluation Sheet 01 September 2020         Service   
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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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Treaties List 29 December 2020         General Information    
Diplomatic Relations 30 August 2020         General Information    
Maldives Visa 30 August 2020         General Information    
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Abdulla Shahid

Minister of Foreign Affairs

Senior Management

Ahmed Khaleel

Minister of State for Foreign Affairs

Abdul Ghafoor Mohamed

Foreign Secretary

Ahmed Saleem


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

Midhfa Naeem

Joint Secretary

Shiuneen Rasheed

Joint Secretary

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
+960 7983400

+960 3323400

Information Officer

Mohamed Najeel
+960 7907996

Diplomatic and Consular Corps