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President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih welcomed at State House Seven cooperation agreements signed |03 August 2019

President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih welcomed at State House         Seven cooperation agreements signed

President Solih on arrival at State House

President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih of the Republic of Maldives and his delegation received a red carpet welcome at State House soon after they arrived in the country early yesterday morning.

After inspecting a Guard of Honour, President Solih and President Danny Faure had a private tête à tête discussion before members of the two governments held a bilateral meeting.

Following the meeting seven cooperation agreements in different fields were signed.

The Maldivian Minister for Foreign Affairs, Abdulla Shahid, signed all the agreements for his government while Designated Minister Macsuzy Mondon, who also holds the portfolio for youth, sports and culture, signed the first two agreements – one for cooperation in sports and the other for vocational training and youth development.

The Minister for Tourism, Civil Aviation, Ports and Marine, Didier Dogley, signed the agreement for tourism development between the two countries while the Minister for Environment, Energy and Climate Change, Wallace Cosgrow, signed the agreement for cooperation in climate change.

Ambassador Barry Faure, secretary of state for Foreign Affairs and the Blue Economy, signed the last three agreements. One is a general cooperation agreement, the second is for cooperation between the two countries’ ministry of foreign affairs while the third is for cooperation in the Blue economy sector.

Following the signing ceremony which was witnessed by the delegations of both governments, President Solih signed the visitors’ book before the two presidents exchanged gifts. This was followed by a souvenir photo session.

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