The Honorary Consulate of Maldives in Berlin
Address: Pariser Platz 6A, 10117 Berlin, Germany
Tel.: (+49) 30 224 880 40
Fax: (+49) 30 224 880 40
Amb. Jameela Ali Khalid
Date of Birth: 2nd May 1960
1983 Bachelor of Arts in English Language, American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon
1990 Master of Arts in Educational, University of the Pacific, Stockton, Administration and Supervision, California, USA
1983 | English Language Teacher, Aminiya School, Maldives
1990 | Assistant Principal, Aminiya School
1992 | Senior Assistant Principal, Aminiya School
1994 | Deputy Principal, Aminiya School
1999 | Principal, Ghiyasuddin School
2004 | Principal, Jamaluddin School
2005 | Superintendent of Education, Ministry of Education
2010-2012 | Secretary General, UNESCO, ISESCO National Commission of Maldives; Ministry of Education, Maldives
2010-2012 | Head of Foreign Relations, Ministry of Education
2012 | Representative Ministry of Education in the Country Coordination Mechanism for Maldives
2012 | Commission Member, Maldives Civil Service Commission
2015 | Vice President, Maldives Civil Service Commission
The Federal Republic of Germany has maintained diplomatic relations with the Maldives since 1966. The German Ambassador in Colombo is simultaneously accredited in Malé, where Germany has an honorary consulate. The Maldives maintains relations with Germany via its Mission to the European Union in Brussels. Maldives has an honorary consul in Germany.
Consolidating democracy and ensuring the rule of law and respect for fundamental rights in Maldives are major concerns of Germany. Special importance is attached here to strengthening democratic institutions. Until 2013 the Federal Foreign Office supported efforts to implement judicial reform through a comprehensive consultancy project in cooperation with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).
In addition, Germany is working together with the Maldives on international climate policy, a major political priority of the island nation. One of the goals being pursued by the Maldives is reducing greenhouse gas emissions to zero by 2020. As part of its International Climate Initiative, the Federal Environment Ministry supported this ambitious goal by funding a project to promote renewable energy, which was implemented by experts from the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ). The project ended in July 2015.
On the economic front, German visitors have played a major role in making tourism the key sector of the country’s economy. More than 105,000 German tourists visited Maldives in 2015, which means that Germans continue to constitute the second largest group of foreign visitors, after the Chinese, accounting for 8.5 per cent of the total number. Every year, the island nation has a high-profile presence at the World’s Leading Travel Trade Show ITB in Berlin. Maldives is the ITB’s official partner country in 2016.Bilateral trade was worth EUR 55 million in 2015, with German exports to Maldives amounting to EUR 31.9 million and Maldives’ exports to Germany EUR 23.1 million.