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Maldives Foreign Minister to Visit Jakarta, Talk Tourism Partnerships

Foreign Minister Dr Mohamed Asim speaks to reporters about the Maldives-EU Policy Dialogue 2017. PHOTO: HUSSAIN WAHEED/MIHAARU

Asim is scheduled to meet Indonesia’s Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi on Wednesday morning at the Foreign Affairs Ministry office in Central Jakarta.

The two ministers are expected to discuss various issues, including work protection for Indonesian migrant workers in the Maldives and a host of regional and global issues.

“The ministers will discuss recent developments in the regional and global stage, including the diplomatic crisis in Qatar and security issues,” Arrmanatha said.

Maldives is one of the countries that have severed diplomatic relations with Qatar. Its foreign affairs ministry claimed in a brief statement that the Maldives government “took the decision because of its firm opposition to activities that encourage terrorism and activism.”

Indonesia is also looking to form other partnerships with the Maldives, not just in tourism, but also in trade.

In 2016, trade between Indonesia and the Maldives was worth about $39 million, with Indonesia on the surplus side.

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