Foreign Minister of the Maldives Mr.Abdullah Shahid has arrived in Washington DC today on a four-day official visit to the United States of America.
The minister will meet with officials from the US States Department, US Treasury Department and US Aid. The minister will also visit New York to address the United Nation’s Security Council on the issue of climate change and security. M.Shahid is also scheduled to meet with Antonio Guterres the secretary general of the UN.
After his trip to the US, the minister will visit the United Kingdom and will meet high-level officials in the UK. This is Mr.Shahid’s first visit to the west as foreign minister.