The Maldives Embassy was established in New Delhi on 22 October 2004 as the first resident mission of Maldives in India. It is the fourth Diplomatic mission of the country abroad following those established in, Sri Lanka, United Kingdom, and the United States of America.
Upon request of the Government of Maldives to open a resident mission of Maldives in India, the Government of India conveyed its concurrence in September 2004. Subsequently, Government of India’s concurrence to the appointment of Lt. Gen. (Rtd.) Anbaree Abdul Sattar Adam as the first resident Ambassador of Maldives to India was given on 22 October 2004.
The first resident Ambassador presented his Credentials to the President of India on 30 November 2004, and THE EMBASSY began to function at its former Chancery building (E – 45 Greater Kailash II, New Delhi) on 8th December 2004. On 1 January 2005, for the first time, His Excellency the Ambassador raised the national flag of the Republic of Maldives, thereby completing the setting-up stage of the mission in New Delhi.
The Chancery building was relocated to the current premises on 27 November 2006 in a ceremony graced by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, H. E. Dr. Ahmed Shaheed.
The Vision of the Maldives Embassy in India is that ours is an establishment par excellence, fully geared to be a key partner in implementing the foreign policies of the Maldives and to meet the growing demands and increasing challenges of the 21st century.
The Mission of the Maldives Embassy in India is to strengthen and deepen the friendly bilateral relations between Maldives and India and other accredited countries with a view to fostering the mutual ideals of peace, progress, prosperity, and prestige.
To intensify bilateral relations with India and other accredited countries, to safeguard the national security interests of Maldives.
To identify and exploit the opportunities in India and accredited countries to mobilize development assistance to Maldives.
To monitor trends and developments in the socio – politico and economic fronts in India and accredited countries so as to uphold the national interests of Maldives.
To represent the national positions and interests on matters of bilateral, regional and international significance with respect to relevant stakeholders.
To facilitate the increase in trade and Foreign Direct Investments (FDI) from India and accredited countries to Maldives, to augment the economic activities.
To facilitate greater people-to-people contact and efficiently deliver consular services.
To promote national prestige and conserve national character with the view to attain social, cultural and political stability and prosperity of Maldives.
To safeguard national security interests by strengthening the defence and security cooperation with India.
To advance relations with the diplomatic community in India through greater contacts and networking with accredited missions in New Delhi.
To strengthen networking relationship with the diplomatic community, civil society and business community in India.
To develop and enhance the institutional capacity and ability of the Mission to successfully represent Maldives in India
His Excellency Ahmed Abdullah (Non-resident Ambassador)
His Excellency (Rtd) Lt. Gen. Anbaree Abdul Sattar (First Resident Ambassador)