Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Dmytro Kuleba had a telephone conversation with Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Maldives Abdullah Shahid.
"On June 3, the first telephone conversation in the history of bilateral relations between the ministers of foreign affairs of Ukraine and the Republic of Maldives was held," the press service of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine informs.
The foreign ministers paid special attention to cooperation within the UN General Assembly and other international organizations.
Kuleba expressed gratitude for the support for the UN General Assembly resolution "Problem of the militarization of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol, Ukraine, as well as parts of the Black Sea and the Sea of Azov" by the Republic of Maldives.
The ministers discussed promising areas of cooperation, including improving logistics of bilateral flights, expanding Ukrainian exports, creating opportunities for Ukrainian companies to be involved in projects on tourism infrastructure development in the Maldives, personnel training cooperation.
Shahid praised the quality of education of Maldivian students in higher education institutions of Ukraine. Kuleba assured that Ukraine was interested in increasing their number.