Malé, Maldives – Vice President Faisal Naseem has assured the Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China to the Republic of the Maldives, Wang Lixin of the Maldives’ commitment to upholding the One-China Principle.
Vice President’s remarks were made during Ambassador Wang Lixin’s courtesy call on Vice President Faisal Naseem on Sunday. The meeting was held at the President’s Office.
Noting that we mark the 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the Maldives and China this year. He also noted that the two countries share common goals of maintaining peace and security.
At the meeting, the Vice President and the Ambassador highlighted the long-standing close friendship and cooperation between the two countries and discussed ways to strengthen relations further in areas of mutual interest.
They also discussed collaboration in the areas of healthcare, fisheries, and climate change.
Other topics discussed at the meeting included securing scholarship opportunities for Maldivian students, especially in the education sector, infrastructure development, and cultural exchange programmes.
The Vice President and the Ambassador also reaffirmed their commitment to strengthening cooperation between the two countries in the coming years.
The Maldives and China established diplomatic relations on October 14, 1972.