Minister of Foreign Affairs, His Excellency Dr. Mohamed Asim hosted a luncheon in honour of His Excellency Mr. Wang Xiaotao, Representative of the Chinese Government and Chairman of the China International Development Cooperation Agency at Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort & Spa today.

During the luncheon, Minister Asim thanked the Government of China for the generous assistance provided for the construction of China Maldives Friendship Bridge. Noting the historical relationship between the Maldives and China, Foreign Minister Asim also said that China is one of the most important development partners for the Maldives. Minister Asim also highlighted some of the ongoing projects under the assistance of Chinese Government.

Both the Minister and the Representative from the Chinese Government expressed confidence that the Maldives and China will continue working together both bilaterally and internationally on issues of mutual concern, to enhance the existing ties of friendship and cooperation between the two countries.

Mr. Wang Xiaotao is on an official visit to the Maldives to attend the opening ceremony of the China Maldives friendship Bridge, which is scheduled to take place on 30 August 2018.

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs