The European Union Heads of Mission accredited to the Maldives and the Government of Maldives will hold the fourth Maldives-EU Policy Dialogue on 11 March 2019.
11 Heads of Mission from EU Member States will participate in the upcoming Dialogue, led by H.E. Tung-Lai Margue, Ambassador of the European Union to the Maldives. The Maldives Delegation will be led by H.E. Abdulla Shahid, Minister of Foreign Affairs.
Initiated by the Government of Maldives in 2015, the annual Policy Dialogue aims to facilitate open and constructive engagement between the European Union and the Maldives. The thematic areas that will be covered this year include democracy and governance, strengthening of the justice sector, promotion and protection of human rights, climate change and the environment, development and security cooperation, Schengen Visa facilitation, and the EU-Asia Connectivity Strategy.
The EU remains committed to supporting democracy in the Maldives and looks forward to a constructive dialogue on the Government's reform agenda.