3 New Ambassadors Present Credentials to President Solih

Three new Ambassadors have presented their credentials to President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih on Monday.

Firstly, the new Ambassador of the Federative Republic of Brazil to the Republic of Maldives, H.E. Sergio Luiz Canaes presented his credentials to President Solih. The President and the Ambassador spoke extensively afterwards on further strengthening Maldives-Brazil relations and other mutually concerning issues.

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After congratulating the Ambassador on his new appointment, President Solih noted that this year marks the 34th anniversary of establishing diplomatic relations between the two countries. He stressed the close ties between the two, extending his assurances of continuing to foster the relationship and cooperation.

The President and the Ambassador discussed a wide range of topics, including the Covid-19 pandemic, trade, the economy and commerce, tourism, climate change and sustainable development, and other issues of global concern. Speaking with the President, the Brazilian Ambassador expressed gratitude for the Maldives’ support and cooperation with Brazil on the international stage. He informed the President that a donation of 80,000 doses of vaccines from the Ministry of Public Health under Humanitarian Cooperation of Brazil to the Maldives would be dispatched later this month.

Secondly, H. E. Rinchen Kuentsyl, the new ambassador of the Kingdom of Bhutan to the Republic of Maldives presented his letter of credence to the President.

Welcoming and congratulating the Ambassador on his new appointment, President Solih emphasised that the Maldives regards Bhutan as an important bilateral partner and that it would continue to cooperate in areas of common interest. Speaking with the President, Ambassador Kuentsyl noted that the Maldives and Bhutan are both susceptible to climate change and expressed his desire to work closely with the Maldives on this front. The President added that the Maldives looks forward to working with Bhutan to expand tourism, combat climate change, and explore prospects for healthcare professionals and youth and sports cooperation.

Highlighting the importance for both countries of stability, peace, security, and development in the South Asian region, President Solih expressed his desire to collaborate closely with Bhutan within the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) framework and other regional international fora.

Lastly, the new Ambassador of the Republic of Kazakhstan to the Republic of Maldives, H.E. Nurlan Zhalgasbayev presented his credentials to the President.

Speaking with the President, Ambassador Zhalgasbayev highlighted that the two countries have a history of support and cooperation in various areas of mutual interest and the increase in the number of Kazakh tourists visiting the Maldives. 

The President and Ambassador also discussed various topics of mutual interest, including establishing honorary consuls and increasing cooperation in tourism, fisheries, trade, and investment. In conclusion, the President and the Ambassador expressed their commitment to strengthening the long-standing bilateral relationship between the two countries.

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