President Solih extends Chinese New Year greetings to Chinese people

Chinese Ambassador Zhang Lizhong with President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih | Photo: Presidents Office

Malé, Maldives — President of Maldives, Ibrahim Mohamed Solih has extended his greetings to all Chinese people who celebrate Chinese New Year today.

President Solih tweeted to wish all the Chinese people everywhere a very happy Chinese New Year as they welcome the Year of the Ox.

President Solih wished for the friendly relations between Maldives and China to be further strengthened throughout the years.

The relationship between China and Maldives has strengthened a lot over the past few years since President Solih came to Presidency. Since then, the two countries have signed several agreements in which China has agreed to aid Maldives in multiple matters.

Most recently, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Building of Maldives  was renovated with the help of one of Maldives closest friend, China. This is why, the ministry stated that the building will forever remain as a proof of the long-standing ties between Maldives and China.

Despite the ongoing pandemic, the Chinese government has been providing several loans and aids to Maldives to help the country curb the Covid-19 virus spread.

Along with this, the Chinese government and several companies of China have also provided multiple generous donations of health equipment’s to help Maldives fight against the coronavirus.

In addition to this, the government of China has also informed that they have decided to donate 100,000 doses of the Chinese Covid-19 vaccine Sinopharm to Maldives.