The Maldives is gearing up to swiftly implement a series of agreements signed with China, as stated by President Dr Mohamed Muizzu. This development follows a meeting with H.E. Sun Haiyan, Vice Minister of the International Department of the Communist Party of China, who recently paid a courtesy call to the President.
President Muizzu, during his inaugural state visit to China from the 7th to the 12th of this month, inked 20 agreements encompassing various domains of cooperation and assistance. This series of agreements highlights the deepening bilateral relations between the Maldives and China.
In a crucial discussion held at the President’s Office, President Muizzu and Vice Minister Sun Haiyan deliberated on the prompt enactment of these agreements. The Chinese Vice Minister assured full support from Chinese officials in executing these agreements, reinforcing the commitment to bolster the bilateral ties further. Additionally, China expressed its willingness to provide training opportunities aimed at capacity building in diverse fields.
President Muizzu expressed gratitude towards China for these training opportunities and reaffirmed his commitment to fast-track the implementation of the agreements. The significance of these agreements in fostering stronger bilateral relations was a key highlight of the discussion.
The meeting also touched upon the recent initiation of direct flights between the two countries, a move that promises to enhance connectivity and mutual understanding. Future prospects, including the introduction of direct flights from various Chinese cities to the Maldives, were also discussed.
This series of agreements with China marks a significant stride in the Maldives’ international relations, reflecting the nation’s commitment to global cooperation and development.