The Republic of Maldives and the Republic of Burundi have formally established diplomatic relations on 20th January 2022.
The Joint Communiqué formalising diplomatic relations between the two countries was signed on behalf of the Government of Maldives by Her Excellency Thilmeeza Hussain, Permanent Representative of the Republic of Maldives to the United Nations and on behalf of the Government of Burundi by His Excellency Zéphyrin Maniratanga, Permanent Representative of the Republic of Burundi to the United Nations. The Joint Communiqué was signed at a ceremony held at the Permanent Mission of the Republic of Maldives to the United Nations in New York.
Cultivating meaningful partnerships with friendly countries, based on mutual respect, is a key priority of the foreign policy of President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih.
Burundi is a landlocked country situated in Africa, with a population of approximately 11.89 million.As comparatively small nations in the international arena, the establishment of diplomatic relations between the the Maldives and Burundi paves the way for the two countries to cooperate further to achieve common goals in areas of shared interest.
Following the establishment of diplomatic relations with Burundi, the Maldives currently maintains diplomatic relations with 179 countries.