President Dr Mohamed Muizzu has disclosed plans to establish a Maldivian embassy in Turkey during a special meeting with the Maldivian community in the country.
Addressing concerns raised by the community, President Muizzu sought insights into their daily challenges and needs. Participants highlighted issues such as the absence of a Maldivian embassy in Turkey and constraints on overseas cash withdrawals imposed by the Bank of Maldives.
President Muizzu assured the community of the government’s dedication to improving the well-being of Maldivians in Turkey. He confirmed ongoing efforts to establish an embassy in Turkey and discussions with the Bank of Maldives to address concerns about cash withdrawal limitations.
In addition, President Muizzu revealed that, following discussions with Turkish officials, an agreement had been reached to allocate 30 scholarship opportunities to the Maldives for 2024. Applications for these scholarships are expected to open in January. The President emphasised the government’s commitment to facilitating Maldivian students studying abroad and assured proactive resolution of concerns through consultations with relevant ministries.