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Minister Thoriq Ibrahim meets with State Oceanic Administration (SOA) delegation

14 September 2014 : 15:51

Minister Thoriq Ibrahim has met with State Oceanic Administration (SOA) delegation today. In this meeting the heads of the Ministry have participated. This meeting was held to discuss about the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on Marine Cooperation. This memorandum considers that cooperation on oceanographic research can strengthen the existingfriendly relations between the two countries, and make due contribution to ocean development and conservation as well as social and economic development of both countries and can recognize the role of ocean in climate change, and the common concerns of the Parties on oceanographic observation, investigation, scientific research and marine resources’ conservation, management and sustainable uses and wishes to establish closer relations between the marine agencies and personnel of the Parties, this Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) will promote the economic  development and prosperity of the Parties. The Parties will undertake joint collaborative research activities in the field of oceanography to improve the understanding on the nature of ocean, and strengthen the capability of marine environmental protection, marine hazards mitigation, and adaptation to climate change.

After the meeting with Minister, the delegation visited the Maldives Meteorological Service (MMS) and met with the heads and staff of MMS and observed the functioning process of MMS.