Maldives APPG

First Registered: 30/07/2015 • Last updated on: 10/03/2021

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To raise awareness of key issues in the Maldives including environmental, educational, political and social issues and problems facing the country.

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Recent Documents related to Maldives

1. Maldives bereavement: death abroad
24/03/2020 - Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office
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Found: Guidance Maldives bereavement: death abroad Information to help the family

2. Foreign Secretary announces new UK Embassy in Maldives
04/12/2018 - Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office
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Found: Foreign Secretary announces new UK Embassy in Maldives - GOV.UK document

3. Trade and investment factsheets (partner names beginning with M to O)
12/02/2021 - Department for International Trade
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Found: Maldives This factsheet provides the latest statistics on trade and investment between the UK and

4. Republic of Maldives (Asset-freezing) (Revocation) Regulations 2020
06/03/2020 - Secondary Legislation

Found: Instruments2020 No. 221Criminal LawThe Republic of Maldives (Asset-Freezing) (Revocation) Regulations 2020Made4th

5. Maldives economic factsheet
22/11/2019 - Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office
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Found: Maldives economic factsheet - GOV.UK

Latest Documents
Recent Speeches related to Maldives

1. Maldives: Political Situation
06/03/2018 - Commons Chamber

1: situation in the Maldives. On 1 February, the full bench of the Supreme Court in the Maldives ordered the - Speech Link
2: persecution that is clearly taking place in the Maldives. Some of my constituents went there on holiday - Speech Link
3: first democratically elected president of the Maldives, and he was elected after years of having been - Speech Link

2. Commonwealth: Decriminalising Homosexuality
23/07/2019 - Lords Chamber

1: the Government aware that the Government of the Maldives are keen to apply for fast-tracked readmittance - Speech Link
2: welcome the application from the Maldives, and I have met the Maldives Foreign Minister. Their application - Speech Link

3. Commonwealth Day 2021
16/03/2021 - Westminster Hall

1: concentrate briefly on two countries: Sri Lanka and the Maldives. I draw the House’s attention to my entry in the - Speech Link

4. Oral Answers to Questions
11/07/2017 - Commons Chamber

1: democratic freedoms continue to face restriction in the Maldives. Pressure on Opposition politicians, including - Speech Link
2: that a coalition of opposition parties in the Maldives, led by former President Mohamed Nasheed and committed - Speech Link
3: in any part of the political environment in the Maldives, no one’s hands have been entirely clean—it has - Speech Link

5. International Climate Action
26/09/2019 - Lords Chamber

1: ambassador of the Maldives. The noble Lord will appreciate that the highest point on the Maldives is actually - Speech Link

Latest Speeches
Recent Questions related to Maldives
1. Maldives: Coronavirus
asked by: Christian Matheson
... what plans he has to include the Maldives on that list; and what criteria his Department uses to decide which countries to include on that list.

2. Maldives: Fisheries
asked by: David Amess
... what steps his Department is taking to promote the Maldives fishing industry ahead of COP26.

3. Maldives: Christianity
asked by: David Linden
... what discussions he has had with the Government of Maldives on that country's inclusion in the Open Doors 2019 World Watch List of the top 50 countries where Christians face persecution.

4. Maldives: Democracy
asked by: Jim Shannon
... what support his Department has provided to the Maldives Government to help improve that country's democratic processes.

5. Maldives: Overseas Aid
asked by: Dan Jarvis
... whether she plans to allocate aid to the Maldives to support policy in relation to (a) rising sea levels and (b) human displacement.

Latest Questions
7 Current APPG Officers
Lord German Portrait
Lord German
Vice Chair
Liberal Democrat - Life peer
Joined: 30th July 2015
Lord Truscott Portrait
Lord Truscott
Non-affiliated - Life peer
Joined: 12th October 2016
1 APPG Membership
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

Sir David Amess MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA. Tel: 020 7219 3452.


Benefits in Kind
23 Jul 2016
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Maldives
Flights and accommodation for visit to Maldives   From : 23/07/2016 To : 29/07/2016
13 Feb 2016
High Commission of the Maldives
Flights, other transport and accommodation for visit to Maldives   From : 13/02/2016 To : 21/02/2016

No direct financial benefits are on record for the Maldives APPG

Former APPG Officers
Roger Godsiff Portrait
Roger Godsiff
Vice Chair
Labour - Former Member for Birmingham, Hall Green
Joined: 21st November 2018
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Matthew Offord Portrait
Matthew Offord
Conservative - Hendon
Joined: 28th September 2017
Departed: 31st July 2019
Chris Law Portrait
Chris Law
Scottish National Party - Dundee West
Joined: 21st November 2018
Departed: 31st July 2019
Andrew Percy Portrait
Andrew Percy
Conservative - Brigg and Goole
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 31st August 2016
Guto Bebb Portrait
Guto Bebb
Independent - Former Member for Aberconwy
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 31st August 2016
No other APPG Memberships