Minister of Tourism of Maldives, His Excellency Ali Waheed’s official visit to Malaysia in conjunction with World Tourism Conference 2019

Kuala Lumpur, 30 August 2019


His Excellency Ali Waheed, Minister of Tourism of Maldives undertook an official visit to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on 26-31 August 2019 in conjunction with 5th World Tourism Conference 2019. The conference was inaugurated by Malaysian Prime Minister, Tun Dr.Mahathir Mohamad.

His Excellency Ali Waheed was the guest speaker during the first session of the conference highlighting the current works and plans to promote the Maldives as a destination.

His Excellency Ali Waheed paid a courtesy call with Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture of Malaysia, Honourable Datuk Mohamadin Ketapi, signifying the close and cordial relations that bind the two countries together. The two leaders discussed tourism developments in their respective countries and encouraged both sides to continue exploring innovative ways and measures to strengthen cooperation in the field of tourism.

During this visit, His Excellency Ali Waheed paid a visit to his alma-mater Limkokwing University upon the invitation by the senior management of the university. The Minister met with Vice President of Limkokwing and discussed ways the university can assist Maldives in developing human resource capacity within the tourism sector. After the meeting, the University announced the awarding of 10 fully-funded scholarships to Maldivian students.

Ambassador Visam Ali hosted a dinner in honour of His Excellency Ali Waheed. The dinner was attended by the Maldivian community residing in Malaysia and embassy staff.