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Maldives chairs Colombo Plan Council for third time

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Maldivian ambassador Mohamed Hussain Shareef (L) chairs the 293rd meeting of the Colombo Plan Council in Sri Lanka. PHOTO/EMBASSY OF MALDIVES

The Maldives on Tuesday was appointed chair of the Colombo Plan Council for the third time.

Colombo Plan is an international organization founded in 1950, which works to establish bilateral relations to provide foreign aid and technical assistance for the economic, social and environmental development of the region. The organization currently has 12 member states, including countries of South Asia and Asia-Pacific.

According to the Maldivian Embassy in Colombo, the Maldivian ambassador to Sri Lanka Mohamed Hussain Shareef chaired the 293rd meeting of the Colombo Plan Council. He is also the chair of Colombo Plan’s Committee on Administrative and Financial Matters.

The embassy further noted that Colombo Plan’s special programmes on women empowerment, long-term training, and drug advisory are beneficial to the Maldives as a member state.

The Maldives had previously chaired the council meeting in 2004-2005, with the now foreign minister Dr Mohamed Asim as the representative.

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