Maldives and Italy has a long history of close relations since it developed diplomatic ties in 1966, right after Maldives gained independence after being a British Protectorate. Maldives fosters strong ties in tourism, trade and in areas of health and energy with Italy.

Maldivian tourism sector is strongly benefited by the numerous Italian tourists that frequent Maldives. In 2011, agreement was signed between the Government of Maldives and Region Abruzzo Italy to support a bone marrow transplant project for Thallassaemia patients (a condition that many Maldivans suffer)  to receive treatment in Italy.

Over the series of high-level visits by the two states, there has been discussion on ways of strengthening ties in areas of mutual benefit especially in climate change.

The Permanent Mission of Maldives has been accredited as the Embassy to Italy since 2012.

Statement on situation in Palestine

Thank you, Mr. President, The Maldives resolutely condemns the methodical violations of human rights perpetrated by the Israeli forces in the Palestinian Territories including that…

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Statement on Situation in Myanmar

Mr. President, My delegation would like to thank the Special Rapporteur, for her sterling work and welcome her recent report and fully supports her mandate…

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Statement on Syrian Arab Republic

Mr. President, My delegation would like to thank the Independent International Commission of Inquiry for their continued work on this issue, as well as the…

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Statement on human rights of women

Mr. President, Let me begin by thanking the panelists for their insightful presentations today. Despite the extensive condemnation of all forms of discrimination and violence…

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