03 July 2018
His Excellency Mr. Ahmed Sareer, Foreign Secretary of the Republic of Maldives, inaugurated the National Legislative Workshop on the Implementation of Transport-related Maritime Counter Terrorism International Legal Instruments. The workshop is scheduled to take place from 3 to 5 July in Hotel Jen. Thirty participants from 12 government agencies participate in the workshop.
Speaking at the inauguration, Foreign Secretary expressed his gratitude to the United Nations (UN) for its contributions in enhancing the capacity of Maldives in addressing the issues of terrorism and violent extremism. Ms. Shoko Nada, the UN Resident Coordinator, Mr. Masamichi Abe, Charge De Affairs of Embassy of Japan in the Maldives and the Program Officer of UNODC also delivered their remarks addressing to the participants of the workshop.
Experts from the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crimes (UNODC) Counter Terrorism Branch, International Maritime organization (IMO) and participants from Maldives will discuss and share experience and best practices on the area.