Tuesday February 28th 2017

‘NEWS FROM MALDIVES’ Archives

President Inaugurates New Runway Commencement at VIA

President Inaugurates New Runway Commencement at VIA

27 February 2017, Ref: 2017-59 President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom has inaugurated the commencement of work on a new runway at Velana International Airport (VIA) during a ceremony held at Hulhulé this morning. During the event the Managing Director of Maldives Airports [Read More]

“Being a small state does not prevent the Maldives from promoting the values and principles that underpin the international human rights mechanisms”, Minister Asim

“Being a small state does not prevent the Maldives from promoting the values and principles that underpin the international human rights mechanisms”, Minister Asim

  27 February 2017, Geneva; Addressing the Human Rights Council for the first time at the High Level Segment of the Thirty Fourth Session of the Human Rights Council, H.E Minister Mohamed Asim emphasised on the importance of the Human Rights Council to the Maldives. [Read More]

Statement by Foreign Minister at the High Level Segment of the 34th Session of Human Rights Council

Statement by Foreign Minister at the High Level Segment of the 34th Session of Human Rights Council

Statement by H.E. Dr. Mohamed Asim, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Maldives at the High Level Segment of the 34th Session of the United Nations Human Rights Council 27 February 2017. Geneva Ref: 2017-080 Mr. President, Excellencies, Distinguished Delegates [Read More]

34th Session of the United Nations Human Rights Council

34th Session of the United Nations Human Rights Council

27 February 2017, Geneva, Switzerland; The 34th session of the UN Human Rights Council began today in Geneva, Switzerland, and will continue for 4 weeks, ending on 24 March 2017. His Excellency Dr. Mohamed Asim, Minister of Foreign Affairs, will address the High-Level [Read More]

No Recorded Cases of Measles in Maldives since 2010 – Dr. Arvind Mathur

No Recorded Cases of Measles in Maldives since 2010 – Dr. Arvind Mathur

26 February 2017, Ref: 2017-58 The Resident Representative of the World Health Organization to Maldives, Dr. Arvind Mathur stated that Maldives has not reported a case of measles since 2010. He stated this while speaking at the press conference held at the President’s [Read More]

President Inaugurates Measles and Rubella Vaccination Campaign

President Inaugurates Measles and Rubella Vaccination Campaign

26 February 2017, Ref: 2017-57 President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom has, this morning, inaugurated the Maldives’ Measles and Rubella Vaccination Campaign. The campaign was inaugurated with the presentation of vaccination cards, by the President, to the two employees [Read More]

Minister Asim departs to attend the High Level Segment of the 34th Session of the Human Rights Council

Minister Asim departs to attend the High Level Segment of the 34th Session of the Human Rights Council

Male’, 25 February 2017 – Ref: 2017-077: Foreign Minister H.E Dr Mohamed Asim has departed Male’ to attend the High Level Segment of the Human Rights Council which will commence in Geneva on 27 February 2017. As head of Maldivian delegation Minister Asim will be [Read More]

Vice President inaugurates MIRA Branch in Thinadhoo

Vice President inaugurates MIRA Branch in Thinadhoo

25 February 2017, Ref: 2017-56 Vice President Abdulla Jihad has inaugurated the branch of Maldives Inland Revenue Authority (MIRA) established in Thinadhoo of South Huvadhoo Atoll. The Vice President was accompanied by Commissioner General of Taxation Yazeed Mohamed and [Read More]

State Minister Akbar departs from Maldives after concluding his official visit

State Minister Akbar departs from Maldives after concluding his official visit

23 February 2017, Male’ – Ref: 2017-075: The Minister of State for External Affairs of India, His Excellency Mr. M.J. Akbar departed Maldives this morning after concluding his first official visit to the Maldives. During this visit, State Minister Akbar paid a call on [Read More]

French Ambassador to the Maldives calls on Foreign Minister Asim

French Ambassador to the Maldives calls on Foreign Minister Asim

23 February 2017, Male’ – 2017-073: The Ambassador of France to the Maldives, His Excellency Mr. Jean-Marin Schuh called on the Foreign Minister, His Excellency Dr. Mohamed Asim today. At the meeting held at Ministry of Foreign Affairs this afternoon, the Foreign [Read More]

Minister of State for External Affairs of India calls on Minister of Foreign Affairs of Maldives

Minister of State for External Affairs of India calls on Minister of Foreign Affairs of Maldives

22 February 2017, Male’ – Ref: 2017-071: The Minister of State for External Affairs of India, His Excellency Mr. M.J. Akbar called on Minister of Foreign Affairs of Maldives His Excellency Dr. Mohamed Asim, this morning. During the call held at the Ministry of Foreign [Read More]

This administration works for the people – President Yameen

This administration works for the people – President Yameen

22 February 2017, Ref: 2017-54 President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom has said that more than previous administrations, the current administration’s endeavours are for the benefit of the people, in collaboration with the parliament and all state institutions. The President [Read More]

Road map announced for National Campaign to boost religious spirit and patriotism

Road map announced for National Campaign to boost religious spirit and patriotism

22 February 2017, Ref: 2017-53 As stated in this year’s Presidential Address, a special committee has announced the roadmap for the national campaign to be carried out to promote Islamic unity and history, and boost religious and national spirit, especially among students [Read More]

Minister of State for External Affairs of India pays a courtesy call on the President

Minister of State for External Affairs of India pays a courtesy call on the President

22 February 2017, Ref: 2017-52 The Minister of State for External Affairs of the Republic of India, H.E. M.J. Akbar, paid a courtesy call on President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom, this morning, at the President’s Office. During the call, the President welcomed the State [Read More]

Ministry of Foreign Affairs marks International Mother Language Day

Ministry of Foreign Affairs marks International Mother Language Day

21 February 2017, Male’ – Ref: 2017-069: Speaking at a special event held to mark this year’s international mother language day, Minister of Foreign Affairs Dr Mohamed Asim, stressed the importance of language for diplomats and the conduct of diplomacy, and thus the [Read More]

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President Inaugurates New Runway Commencement at VIA

President Inaugurates New Runway Commencement at VIA

27 February 2017, Ref: 2017-59 President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom has inaugurated the commencement of work on a new [Read More]

“Being a small state does not prevent the Maldives from promoting the values and principles that underpin the international human rights mechanisms”, Minister Asim

“Being a small state does not prevent the Maldives from promoting the values and principles that underpin the international human rights mechanisms”, Minister Asim

  27 February 2017, Geneva; Addressing the Human Rights Council for the first time at the High Level Segment of [Read More]

Statement by Foreign Minister at the High Level Segment of the 34th Session of Human Rights Council

Statement by Foreign Minister at the High Level Segment of the 34th Session of Human Rights Council

Statement by H.E. Dr. Mohamed Asim, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Maldives at the High Level Segment [Read More]

34th Session of the United Nations Human Rights Council

34th Session of the United Nations Human Rights Council

27 February 2017, Geneva, Switzerland; The 34th session of the UN Human Rights Council began today in Geneva, [Read More]

No Recorded Cases of Measles in Maldives since 2010 – Dr. Arvind Mathur

No Recorded Cases of Measles in Maldives since 2010 – Dr. Arvind Mathur

26 February 2017, Ref: 2017-58 The Resident Representative of the World Health Organization to Maldives, Dr. Arvind [Read More]

President Inaugurates Measles and Rubella Vaccination Campaign

President Inaugurates Measles and Rubella Vaccination Campaign

26 February 2017, Ref: 2017-57 President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom has, this morning, inaugurated the Maldives’ [Read More]

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