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Maldives: President discusses tariffs placed on Maldives' fish exports to Europe February 10,2020   |  Source: AVAS

President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih on Sunday discussed the current tariffs placed on Maldives’ fish exports to European Union (EU). During a meeting held with Paola Pampaloni, the Deputy Managing Director for Asia and Pacific Department at the European External Action Service (EEAS) on Sunday, the president discussed ways in which the Maldives-EU relations can be further strengthened.

According to the President's Office, the President stressed on Maldives’ interest to ease the current tariffs placed on Maldives’ fish exports to the EU, and reforming its tax regime. President Solih and Ms Pampaloni further deliberated on easing visa restrictions on Maldivians travelling to EU countries, said the President's Office. The President expressed his hopes that more EU member states would partner with Visa Facilitation Services Global (VFS Global) to provide visa services for Maldivian travellers.

The President's Office also revealed that President Solih and Ms Pampaloni discussed ways to strengthen further cooperation in the field of combatting terrorism and violent extremism. The meeting concluded with the President and Ms Pampaloni expressing their keenness on increasing partnerships and building people-to-people contact between the Maldives and EU member countries, said the

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