Foreign & Commonwealth Minister for Asia and The Pacific Mark Field makes his first official visit to Maldives today (7 October).
During his trip to Malé, he will meet with President-Elect Ibrahim Mohamed Solih to congratulate him on his victory in last month’s elections, and discuss ways in which we can work together in support of shared values and interests.
He will also hold talks with Foreign Minister Mohamed Asim and politicians from across the political spectrum.
The Minister will also meet with leading Maldivian lawyers and hear from civil society representatives how the UK has supported efforts to enhance democracy and human rights in Maldives.
Commenting on his visit, Minister Field said:
I am delighted to be making my first visit to Maldives, especially at such an important moment in the country’s history.
I am looking forward to discussing with a range of Maldivians, including President-Elect Solih, how the UK can support Maldives on its journey to consolidate and strengthen its democracy.