Three new Ambassadors to Maldives present their credentials to the President

President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih giving the presidential address to the nation on the first parliamentary sitting of 2021 | Photo: Presidents Office

Malé, Maldives – The Ambassadors of Vietnam, Cuba and South Korea presented their credentials to H.E President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih at a ceremony held this morning at the President’s Office.

Following the credentials ceremony, President Solih congratulated the new Ambassador Jeon Woonjin on the commencement of his term. The President thanked the Korean government for the continued development assistance and expressed his appreciation for the generous contributions by the Government of Korea as relief assistance provided to the Maldives during the Covid-19 pandemic. The President and the Ambassador also discussed issues of mutual interest for both countries, such as climate change.

The President also congratulated and thanked the Ambassador for Cuba Andrés Marcelo González Garrido’s generous assistance to the health sector and higher education sector of the Maldives. In this regard, the President highlighted that the Government of Cuba had been providing scholarships for Maldivian students from the Latin American School of Medicine. He also noted that the Maldives had received the services of Cuban doctors in the past. Both sides discussed exploring avenues to further expand scholarship opportunities for Maldivian students at Cuban institutions.

Following the presentation of credentials by the Ambassador of Vietnam Ho Thi Thanh Truc, President Solih expressed his appreciation for the generous contribution by the Vietnamese Government to manage the Covid-19 pandemic in the Maldives. He stated his wish to explore new possibilities for increasing trade, investments and other areas of cooperation between the two countries. The President also requested for Vietnam Government’s support for the Maldives to achieve observer status in ASEAN.

The President and the Ambassadors expressed interest in working closely on all areas of interest.