Maldives VP Hussain Mohamed Latheef visit

Maldives VP Hussain Mohamed Latheef visit Montenegro

Montenegro welcomed Maldives Vice President Hussain Mohamed Latheef on an official visit, marked by his significant participation at the Third Congress of Democratic Montenegro in Danilovgrad.

Democratic values

Invited by Deputy Prime Minister Aleksa Bečić, Latheef emphasized the vital role of democratic values and active citizen engagement in shaping Montenegro’s future.

During discussions with Deputy Prime Minister Bečić, VP Latheef proposed avenues for strengthened bilateral ties, particularly in tourism, fisheries, trade, and investment. Bečić commended President Dr. Muizzu’s electoral success and expressed Montenegro’s commitment to enhancing relations and attaining EU membership.

Closer ties and cooperation

In a meeting with Vice-President of the Parliament of Montenegro, Zdenka Popović, VP Latheef exchanged views on forging closer ties of friendship and cooperation. The presence of Ambassador-at-Large Mohamed Hussain Shareef reinforced the diplomatic relations established between Montenegro and the Republic of Maldives on November 24, 2009.

VP Latheef’s visit marks a significant chapter in fostering collaboration and friendship between Montenegro and the Maldives, highlighting the potential for mutually beneficial partnerships.

As the Vice President concluded his successful trip and returned to the Maldives on December 28, the visit lays the groundwork for a strengthened and more dynamic relationship between the two nations.


Renowned for its breathtaking turquoise waters and pristine beaches, Maldives has been making waves in economic spheres. With a Gross Domestic Product (GDP) primarily driven by tourism, the archipelagic nation has experienced notable growth in recent years.

Tourism accounts for a significant portion of the Maldives’ GDP, drawing visitors to its luxurious resorts and vibrant marine life. Additionally, the fishing industry contributes substantially to the economy, emphasizing the nation’s reliance on marine resources.

Meanwhile, Montenegro shares some commonalities with the Maldives in its economic landscape. Montenegro, too, has a growing tourism sector, capitalizing on its stunning Adriatic coastline and historical sites. Both nations place a strategic emphasis on tourism as a key driver of economic prosperity.

Moreover, the reliance on maritime resources, seen prominently in both countries, underscores the significance of sustainable practices to preserve the natural beauty that attracts visitors. Both Montenegro and the Maldives are navigating the delicate balance between economic development and environmental conservation.

As the two nations continue to carve their economic paths, the similarities in their dependence on tourism and marine industries provide a basis for potential collaboration and shared strategies in sustainable development. The economic parallels between Montenegro and the Maldives highlight the interconnectedness of nations, even when oceans apart, in navigating the challenges and opportunities of the global economy.