Discussions on FTA with the UK

The Maldivian Ambassador to the UK, Ahmed Shian has announced that discussion on a Free Trade Agreement with the UK is in process.

In an interview at the Public Service Media (PSM), Shian said that the UK is a major market for the Maldivian Fisheries and Tourism industries and when the discussions on a Free Trade Agreement will embark after the Brexit.

 

“When the UK depart from the European Union in March, there will be discussions on a Free Trade Agreement with Maldives and the UK. We cannot discuss it now since they are still in the EU.”

Ambassador Shian said.

The UK is one of the first countries’ that Maldives established bilateral relations with. It has been more than 50 years since the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries