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The Ministry of Economic Development and the Delegation of the European Union will hold the first EU Business Roundtable in the Maldives on 7th October 2019. The roundtable discussion, under the theme 'Investing in Maldives', will be co-chaired by H.E. Mr. Fayyaz Ismail, Minister of Economic Development and H.E. Mr. Tung-Lai Margue, Ambassador of the European Union to the Maldives.
The event will also include a presentation featuring an economic overview and investment opportunities in the Maldives by the Ministry of Economic Development, a presentation on the National Development Plan and the National Spatial Plan Initiative by the Ministry of National Planning and Infrastructure. A presentation by the Maldives Fund Management Corporation will explain funds to be launched by the Corporation, followed by Q&A sessions. Representatives of EU businesses in the Maldives and potential investors will be participating in this event.
The EU Business Roundtable was announced by the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice-President of the European Commission, Mrs. Federica Mogherini, during her official visit to the Maldives on 8th August 2019. The Roundtable aims to provide a forum through which to facilitate and improve trade and investment by the European companies in the Maldives.