The Maldives and Australia have conducted talks to expand bilateral collaboration in areas such as economic and commercial cooperation, education, environment, climate change, and people-to-people interaction.
The talks took place at a meeting between State Minister for Foreign Affairs Ahmed Khaleel and Australia’s Minister for Trade, Tourism, and Investment Dan Tehan, who was visiting the Maldives on official business.
The discussions centred mostly on improving the two nations’ existing bilateral ties. Economic and trade cooperation, education, people-to-people interaction, environment, and climate change were all highlighted as areas of mutual interest during the meeting.
In addition, State Minister Khaleel expressed gratitude to the Australian government for its contributions to the Maldives’ attempts to combat the COVID-19 pandemic during the meeting.
Khaleel and Minister Tehan finished their talk by reiterating their commitment to working together to develop multilateral connections.