The new Ambassador of Romania to the Maldives, His Excellency Mr. Radu Octavian Dobre has presented his credentials to President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom‎, this morning, at the President’s Office.‎

At the ceremony, the President conveyed greetings and good wishes to the President, His Excellency Klaus Iohannis and Prime Minister, His Excellency Mihai Tudose of Romania, and congratulated Ambassador Dobre on his appointment. The President highlighted the Ambassador’s accreditation today, as a stepping stone to further consolidate the existing ties of friendship and mutual understanding between Maldives and Romania. In this regard, the President stated that it is a pleasure to meet with the new Ambassador of Romania, and to work with resolute commitment for the development of a more constructive relationship with Maldives and Romania. The President also expressed interest working together in exploring new areas of cooperation and towards achieving mutual benefits.

During the call, the President and the Ambassador discussed the ambitious economic transformation agenda pursued by the Government, and invited Romanian businesses to seek available investment opportunities in the Maldives. The other areas of discussion included cooperation at the United Nations and in the tourism sector.

The Ambassador pledged full support from Romania in further enhancing the ties of cooperation with Maldives, in the areas discussed and committed to and expressed hope that the existing relations will grow from strength to strength in the years to come.

 

The new Ambassador of Nepal to the Maldives, His Excellency Professor Bishwambher Pyakuryal presented his credentials to President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom‎, this morning, at the President’s Office.‎

At the ceremony, President Yameen conveyed greetings and good wishes to the President, Her Excellency Bidhya Devi Bhandari and Prime Minister, His Excellency Sher Bahadur Deuba of Nepal, and congratulated Ambassador Bishwambher Pyakuryal on the commencement of his term.

During the call, the President highlighted the great importance Maldives attaches to its relations with Nepal, and thanked the Government of Nepal for the continued assistance in the development of human resources in the Maldives, particularly in the field of medical education. In this regard, the President requested for the possibility of increasing the number of seats offered to the Maldivian students pursuing medical education in Nepalese Universities.

The President also expressed hope and confidence in further enhancing the level of cooperation between the two countries, through the collaboration in both international and regional fora, as well as through exploring different avenues of cooperation, during the Ambassador’s tenure.

Diplomatic Relations between Maldives and Nepal was established on 1st August 1980.

The President was accompanied at the ceremony by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, HE. Dr. Mohamed Asim and the Minister of State for Foreign Relations at the President’s Office, HE. Mohamed Naseer.