The High Commissioner of Australia calls on the Speaker of the People’s Majlis

13 Dec 2023

Male', 13 December 2023 - His Excellency Mr. David Jessup, the High Commissioner of the Commonwealth of Australia to the Republic of Maldives, paid a courtesy call on the Honorable Mohamed Aslam, Speaker of the People’s Majlis. During the meeting, Speaker Aslam underscored the enduring and significant relations between the Maldives and Australia, acknowledging the historical ties that have strengthened the bilateral partnership. Speaker Aslam also extended his heartfelt gratitude for Australia’s generous contributions to the education sector in the Maldives and for the unwavering support provided by the Australian Government to the People’s Majlis, particularly in supporting Practice Parliament programs. Speaker Aslam conveyed his keen interest in fostering increased cooperation and engagement between the People’s Majlis and the Australian Parliament, exploring possibilities for exchange visits, and implementing capacity-building programs for the staff of the People’s Majlis. Both parties expressed their dedication to strengthening the bonds that exist and exploring new avenues for collaboration in the future. In addition, they discussed the upcoming parliamentary elections and the ongoing legislative activities within the Majlis, specifically addressing matters related to the state budget. Discussions were also made regarding gender balance in the parliament and Speaker Aslam expressed the hope for increased representation of Women MPs.
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