China and Maldives Strengthen Development Cooperation

Mr. Shou Hailong, Director General of the China International Development Cooperation Agency (CIDCA), met with Dr. Hala Hameed, Secretary of Bilateral Affairs at the Maldivian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The meeting focused on strengthening bilateral relations and collaboration on ongoing development projects funded by the CIDCA.

Dr. Hala expressed gratitude for the sustained support provided by the Chinese government towards the Maldives’ economic development. Both officials reaffirmed their commitment to further enhancing the close ties between the two nations and addressing shared interests.

CIDCA’s Role in Development

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The China International Development Cooperation Agency (CIDCA) plays a crucial role in shaping China’s foreign aid strategy. The agency’s key responsibilities include:

  • Formulating policies and guidelines for foreign aid
  • Offering advice on major foreign aid initiatives
  • Advancing reforms in matters related to foreign aid
  • Identifying, supervising, and evaluating major programs

Continued Cooperation

The meeting between the CIDCA Director General and the Maldivian Secretary of Bilateral Affairs underscores the ongoing cooperation between the two countries in pursuing mutually beneficial development projects.

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