Discussions to bring Chinese tourists to Maldives start tomorrow

Foreign Minister Wang Yi and Foreign Minister Abdulla Shahid (2019)| Photo: FMPRC

Male’, Maldives – The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has announced that discussions are to be held tomorrow that would facilitate the travel of Chinese tourists to the Maldives.

The Foreign Ministry stated that there will be a virtual meeting between the country in which discussions to re-allow Chinese citizens to come to Maldives are planned.

In addition to this, there will be talks to broaden trade between the two countries, so as to recover from the currently unfavorable economic situation.

The Ministry said that they are ready to converse with developmental partners such as China to boost pandemic recovery efforts, adding that discussions on various projects are also scheduled in tomorrow’s meeting

Maldives will be represented by Foreign Ministry’s State Minister Ahmed Khaleel, with Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Luo Zhaohui, representing his country.

China was the largest tourism market to the Maldives before the Covid-19 pandemic, and opening borders to the country would greatly improve tourism income to a wide range of resorts and hotels.