Maldives-Seychelles discuss strengthening relations

President Dr. Mohamed Muizzu met with Seychelles President Wavel Ramkalawan in Antigua and Barbuda to discuss strengthening ties between the two countries on Monday, May 27, 2024 -- Photo/ President's Office

President Dr. Mohamed Muizzu met with the President of Seychelles Wavel Ramkalawan, in Antigua and Barbuda on Monday, to discuss strengthening relations between the two countries.

During their meeting, both presidents highlighted the challenges their respective countries faced as Small Island Developing States (SIDS), how SIDS can work together to overcome the obstacles, and the importance of the 4th International Conference on SIDS (SIDS4).

The two leaders discussed a wide range of issues, including collaboration in youth issues, people-to-people exchanges, the security of the Indian Ocean region, and national efforts to mitigate the effects of climate change, sea level rise, and coral reef restoration.

Moreover, Seychelles' President assured the country would support the Maldives in all areas.

The two also highlighted the common positions on many thematic areas and agreed to enhance cooperation.

Concluding their meeting, both leaders expressed hope for strengthened bilateral and multilateral cooperation between the two island nations.

President Dr. Muizzu is in Antigua and Barbuda to attend the 4th International Conference on SIDS, which is scheduled to take place from May 27 to 30, under the theme "Charting the Course Towards Resilient Prosperity".