Pakistani Prime Minister announces establishment of Medical College in Maldives
25 July 2017, Ref: 2017-215

Prime Minister of Pakistan, H.E. Muhammad Nawaz Sharif has announced the establishment of a Medical College in the Maldives, fully resourced by the Pakistani government. The Pakistani Prime Minister made this announcement while speaking at the joint statement delivered alongside President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom.

The Pakistani Prime Minister is on an official visit to the Maldives, on the invitation of President Yameen.

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif also announced the decision to provide additional slots for Maldivian students in the areas of medicine, engineering, pharmacy, and dentistry studying in Pakistan.

The Pakistani Prime Minister highlighted the successful talks with President Yameen today, to further expand and strengthen the existing bilateral relations across all areas of mutual interest between the Maldives and Pakistan, especially in the areas of trade, education, tourism, and cultural relations between the peoples of both the countries.

Speaking at the joint press briefing, President Yameen underlined that the Maldives and Pakistan have agreed to form the Maldives-Pakistan Joint Business Council and Joint Working Group on Trade as mechanisms that will promote business, trade and investment cooperation, enhance collaboration between private sector operators, as well as strengthen institutional relations. He further highlighted the important agreements that were signed between the governments of both countries, and conveyed his confidence for the successful implementation of these agreements.

The President underscored the discussions held with the Pakistani Prime Minister, on issues relating to terrorism, violent extremism and radicalization, stating that both the leaders unequivocally agreed to redouble joint efforts to combat the menace of terrorism in all its forms and manifestations.

 

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Joint press statement by President Yameen and Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif

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