President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih says there is much room to collaborate with international experts to accrue mutual benefits of promoting the Blue Economy concept.
He made this statement while delivering the keynote address at the Maldives Investment Forum at the Dubai Expo 2020.
President Solih said that Maldivians had always relied on the sea for their livelihood and sustenance and therefore the 'Blue Economy' is a key component of the government’s economic policy framework.
He noted that the sustainable and effective utilization of the vast marine resources is of utmost importance for Maldivians.
President Solih also said that there is much room to collaborate with international experts to accrue mutual benefits of promoting the Blue Economy.
The President also touched on the fight against global warming and stated that despite the Maldives' compact size, the country is leading the way in addressing the climate issue and engaging in boosting renewable energy and pursuing low-carbon development, both of which are top priorities for the Maldivian government.
He also noted that the Maldives had embarked on an ambitious goal to attain net-zero carbon emissions by 2030, stressing that the Maldives depends on the international community's generous support and cooperation to help in achieving this goal.