Maldives establishes diplomatic ties with Guinea-Bissau

Signing of Joint Communiqué formalizing diplomatic relations between Maldives and Guinea-Bissau. | Photo: Foreign Ministry

New York, US – Maldives and the Republic of Guinea-Bissau have formally established diplomatic relations.

A joint communiqué formalizing ties between the two countries was signed on behalf of Maldives by Minister of Foreign Affairs, Abdulla Shahid, and his Bissauguinean counterpart Suzi Carla Barbosa.  

The statement following the establishment of diplomatic ties between the two countries read that establishing diplomatic relations and cultivating meaningful partnerships with friendly countries to achieve common goals in areas of mutual interest is a key priority of President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih’s foreign policy.

Guinea-Bissau is a tropical country on West Africa’s Atlantic coast, with a population of approximately 1.97 million.   The Republic of Guinea-Bissau is the 181st country to establish diplomatic relations with the Maldives.