Discussions held on exempting tariff from Maldivian fish exports to Türkiye

President Dr. Mohamed Muizzu meets Deputy Minister of Trade of Türkiye Mustafa Tuzcu on November 28, 2023. (Photo/President's Office)

Maldivian Foreign Minister Moosa Zameer has revealed that discussions were held on Tuesday, regarding exempting duty levied on fisheries products imported to Türkiye from the Maldives.

Minister Zameer said the discussion took place during a meeting between Maldivian President Dr. Mohamed Muizzu and Türkiye’s Deputy Minister of Trade Mustafa Tuzcu as part of the ongoing official visit to President Muizzu to Türkiye.

Zameer said easier access for Maldives fish products to Türkiye market was also noted during the meeting. At the same time, discussions also focused on opportunities for enhancing trade and cooperation between the Maldives and Türkiye, including removing the tariff on Maldivian fish exports to Türkiye.

He expressed confidence that Maldives-Türkiye relations will reach new heights through greater trade cooperation.

The meeting was also attended by other cabinet ministers accompanying President Muizzu in his ongoing visit.

During the visit, the President also met with the Maldivian community residing in Türkiye where he pledged to work on remedying difficulties faced due to the dollar limit imposed on Bank of Maldives (BML) cards.


President Muizzu also called on the Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.