Minister of Foreign Affairs, His Excellency Dr. Mohamed Asim called on the Prime Minister of Cabo Verde, His Excellency Mr Ulisses Correia e Silva.

During this Call, Prime Minister Correia e Silva and Minister Asim discussed the impacts of climate change affecting the two countries as Small Island Developing States, and reiterated their commitment in forging together a common approach towards climate change advocacy. They also exchanged views on strengthening bilateral relations between the Maldives and Cabo Verde.

Minister Asim is in Cabo Verde on an official visit. He was accompanied by Ms. Samahath Zuhuree, Assistant Director at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.


The Government of Japan donated medical equipments worth 103 million Japanese Yen which is equivalent to approximately 14 million Maldivian Rufiyaa, to the Government of Maldives today.

The medical equipment would be utilized in regional hospitals and in selected health facilities of the Maldives.
The aid was presented to His Excellency Mr. Abdulla Nazim, Minister of Health by His Excellency Mr. Kazumi Endo, Ambassador of Japan to the Maldives at a handing over ceremony held at the Ministry of Health this morning. The medical equipment is donated under Japanese Non-Project Grant Aid.
This year we marks the fiftieth anniversary since the establishment of diplomatic ties between the Maldives and Japan. Japan has been one of the biggest bilateral development partners of the Maldives.