British High Commission Officially Opened in Maldives

A British High Commission has been officially opened in the Maldives. 

The diplomatic mission was opened during a special ceremony held yesterday, by Maldivian State Minister for Foreign Affairs Ahmed Khaleel and UK Minister of State for South and Central Asia, the UN and the Commonwealth Lord Tariq Ahmad of Wimbledon.

At the opening ceremony, Maldivian Foreign Minister Abdulla Shahid has delivered a special video message, in which he stressed that the decision to establish the diplomatic mission reflects the mutual desire to further strengthen UK-Maldives relations. 

He also welcomed the United Kingdom as the first European country to officially open a mission in the Maldives.

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