The new High Commissioner of the Republic of Ghana to the Republic of the Maldives, H.E. Kwaku Asomah-Cheremeh, on Monday, presented his credentials to H.E. Ibrahim Mohamed Solih at a ceremony held at the President’s Office.
At the meeting held after the ceremony, the President welcomed the new High Commissioner to the Maldives and congratulated him on his appointment. The President expressed hope for further strengthening the two countries’ 33-year-long stable diplomatic relations through increased bilateral and multilateral cooperation.
The High Commissioner of Ghana expressed gratitude for accepting him as the new High Commissioner to the Maldives. He discussed mutually beneficial collaboration between the two countries, particularly in agriculture and tourism. The newly appointed High Commissioner noted that Ghana could learn a lot from the Maldives’ tourism industry and proposed looking into investment opportunities from Maldivian enterprises to help Ghana’s tourism sector.
The President highlighted that this year marked 50-years since the tourism industry was established in the Maldives and assured support for the development of Ghana’s tourism sector. He also stated that the administration was focused on promoting sustainable practices in the country’s tourism industry.
The Maldives established diplomatic relations with Ghana on August 10, 1989.
The New High Commissioner of the Republic of the Gambia to the Republic of the Maldives, H.E. Mustapha Jawara also presented his credentials to H.E. President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih at a ceremony held at the President’s Office.
At the meeting held after the credence ceremony, the President welcomed the High Commissioner to the Maldives, congratulated him on his new appointment, and spoke about the two countries’ long-standing friendly relations. The President and the High Commissioner highlighted that both countries share numerous mutual values, such as a shared belief in Islam, historical ties, democratic principles, and membership in the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) and the Commonwealth of Nations.
The President and the High Commissioner also discussed bilateral and multilateral relations, as well as expanding mutually beneficial trade opportunities. The President emphasised that the Maldives’ intervention in support of the Gambia’s case at the International Court of Justice on safeguarding the rights of the Rohingya people was a perfect example of international collaboration with the Gambia.
The High Commissioner expressed interest in collaborating with the Maldives to exchange knowledge and expertise in agriculture, tourism and fisheries. He also expressed interest in seeking assistance to train Gambian diplomats through the Foreign Service Institute of Maldives (FOSIM), and the President assured him that this request would be fully considered. The President also welcomed mutually beneficial collaboration with the Gambia in promoting tourism.
The President and the High Commissioner expressed their commitment to further strengthen bilateral and multilateral cooperation between the two countries.
The Maldives established diplomatic relations with the Gambia on July 3, 1989.