Maldives and China yesterday signed the Certificate of Assistance for the Maldives Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
The assistance was initially announced in January 2022 during the official visit to the Maldives by His Excellency Wang Yi, State Councilor and Minister of Foreign Affairs of China, to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of diplomatic relations between the two countries.
The assistance, which totals the sum of USD 310’000, will be used to complete certain aspects of the Foreign Ministry Building renovation programme, and will also be used for training and capacity building purposes. With the assistance of the Chinese Government, the Foreign Ministry Building was completed in 2006. Under the initiative to renovate the Foreign Ministry Building which commenced in 2019, China has continued to extend its support. The Foreign Ministry Building was formally inaugurated by President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih last year.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Maldives, extend its sincere appreciation and gratitude to the Government of China, for their continued support and cooperation in further strengthening the Maldives-China bilateral relations. His Excellency Ahmed Khaleel, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs signed the Certificate on behalf of the Maldives, while Her Excellency Ms. Wang Lixin, signed on behalf of the People’s Republic of China.