Foreign Min discusses rejoining Commonwealth with UK leaders

Foreign Min discusses rejoining Commonwealth with UK leaders

Minister of Foreign Affairs Abdulla Shahid on Wednesday met with top officials in the United Kingdom (UK) government on Wednesday, centred mainly on discussions regarding Maldives' wish to reintegrate with the Commonwealth.

During his short official visit to London, Minister Shahid first met with parliament member and former Minister of State for the Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs Hugo Swire. Reportedly, the conversations highlighted Maldives working in cooperation with the Commonwealth.

Abdulla Shahid ????@abdulla_shahid

Am in London on a short official visit and will hold meetings with UK government officials and the Commonwealth. Started the day with meeting with my good friend @HugoSwire MP


2:59 PM - Jun 12, 2019

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Tweet by the Foreign Minister regarding his official visit to the UK.

Following this meeting, the Foreign Minister sat down with UK's Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs Jeremy Hunt. In addition to rejoining the Commonwealth, the ministers spoke about climate change issues as well as on the topic of strengthening bilateral ties between UK and Maldives.

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Minister @abdulla_shahid discusses Maldives rejoining @commonwealthsec and the issue of climate change with the UK Foreign Secretary Rt Hon @Jeremy_Hunt. Both Ministers discussed ways to strengthen the and ties


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Minister Shahid also paid a visit to British MP Mark Field, who serves as the Minister of State for Asia and the Pacific at the UK Foreign Office.

Minister Shahid is currently in London, on his second official visit to the UK since his cabinet appointment as Minister for Foreign Affairs.