The Ambassador of the Maldives to the United Kingdom, Her Excellency, Dr. Farahanaz Faizal paid a courtesy call on His Excellency Vice President Faisal Naseem this morning at the President’s Office.

The Vice President and the Ambassador spoke on renewing our ties with not only the United Kingdom but with other European countries as well, in line with this administration’s policy of friendly and constructive engagement with the international community.

Further items discussed included ongoing work at the Maldives Embassy in London; the possibility of obtaining assistance and volunteers from the United Kingdom with regard to strengthening the Maldives’ health and education sectors; and also facilitating easier air travel between the Maldives and European countries, in order to increase the number of tourist arrivals from the region.

Ending the call, her Excellency Dr. Faizal spoke positively on this government’s commitment to restoring the Maldives’ good image to the world community and for pursuing a foreign policy that will bring many benefits to Maldivian citizens, sentiments that the Vice President reciprocated.