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Meeting of Foreign Minister of Maldives with Adviser to Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs

Islamabad, January 28, 2016 (PPI-OT): The Foreign Minister of the Maldives Ms. Dunya Maumoon met Mr. Sartaj Aziz, Adviser to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs today. The Adviser to the Prime Minister welcomed the Foreign Minister and her delegation to Pakistan. He noted that relations between Pakistan and the Maldives were marked by cordiality, mutual respect and commonality of interests.

They expressed satisfaction over the trajectory of the brotherly bilateral relations between the two countries and agreed to maintain the momentum. Regional and International issues were also discussed. The Adviser observed that the tourism industry of Maldives has been growing and Pakistan would like to develop cooperation in this sector. The Adviser to the Prime Minister stated that the development of shipping lines between the two countries holds a lot of importance and efforts should be made towards this.

The Adviser emphasized the need to follow up on the MoUs/Agreements in the fields of Sports, Health, Education, and Narcotics, which were signed during the visit of the President of the Maldives to Pakistan in May 2015.

The Foreign Minister stressed the need to further strengthen bilateral relations by promoting people to people contacts. She felt that exchange of students, artists, and other professionals will foster goodwill among the people of the two countries. She also appreciated the support that Pakistan has extended to the Maldives at different regional and international fora.

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