Newly Appointed Finland Ambassador calls on the Minister of Foreign Affairs

His Excellency Harri Kämäräinen, Ambassador of Finland to the Republic of Maldives, called on the Minister of Foreign Affairs, His Excellency Abdulla Shahid, today.

At the meeting held at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs this afternoon, the Minister congratulated the Ambassador on his appointment and discussed ways to further strengthen and enhance the existing bilateral relations between the two countries on priority areas such as upholding rule of law, good governance and cooperation in the fields of informational technology, health, education and environment.

Minister Shahid also conveyed the importance the Government attaches to higher education and expressed the government’s interest in establishing contacts with academic institutions in Finland to seek more opportunities for Maldivian students to study in the country. Ambassador Kämäräinen also expressed the Government of Finland’s readiness in working closely with the Government of Maldives to assist in the priority areas of the Maldives.

Minister Shahid was accompanied by Ms. Aishath Zeeshan Zuhuree, Senior Desk Officer of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. His Excellency Ambassador Harri Kämäräinen was accompanied by Mr. Abdulla Saeed, Honorary Consul of Finland to the Maldives.