The Maldives and the United Kingdom UK have discussed eliminating tariffs on Maldivian fish exports to the UK.

These discussions were held during the virtual call between the Maldivian Foreign Minister Abdullah Shahid and the Minister of State (Minister for South Asia and Commonwealth) at the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office of the United Kingdom, Lord Tariq Ahmad of Wimbledon, this afternoon.

Lord Ahmad thanked the Minister for accepting the call and for the continuous cooperation with the United Kingdom in areas of mutual interest such as climate change and counter-terrorism.

During the call, Minister Shahid and Lord Ahmad discussed cooperation at the upcoming Climate Ambition Summit and the COP26.

Both Ministers also discussed the elimination of tariffs on Maldivian fish exports to the United Kingdom and further cooperation in areas of mutual interest at the 2021 Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting.

The Ministers further expressed confidence in continued cooperation and support between the two countries bilaterally and internationally in the future.