Maldives, Costa Rica set diplomatic ties

Thursday, September 23rd, 2010

Maldives and Costa Rica established diplomatic ties on Tuesday.

The diplomatic relation was set after a bilateral meeting at Maldives’ Permanent Mission in the United Nations (UN), where Maldives Foreign Minister Dr. Ahmed Shaheed met with his Costa Ricas’ Foreign Minister Rene Castro.

Shaheed and Castro met in New York to discuss issues of mutual interest, such as the cooperation on issues related to the climate change, the frame on the COP-16 Summit to be hosted in Mexico at the end of this year.

Maldives and Costa Rica share the concerns over global warming and the increase of the oceans’ water level, mainly in Maldives. Dr. Shaheed is in New York accompanying Maldices Vice President Dr Mohamed Waheed, who will give a speech in the UN General Assembly Thursday.

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