The new Ambassador of the Russian Federation to the Maldives, H.E. Yuri B. Materiy, presented his credentials to President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom at the President’s Office this morning.
During the call, the President welcomed Ambassador Materiy to the Maldives and congratulated him on his appointment as the new Ambassador of Russia to the Maldives. Noting that this year marks the 51st anniversary of diplomatic relations between the Maldives and Russia, the President emphasised that the Maldives attaches high importance to its relations with Russia. He expressed hopes for working closely with Ambassador Materiy and the Government of Russia on both bilateral and multilateral fronts, for the common benefit of both countries and their peoples.
Ambassador Materiy conveyed assurances to the President of his full support and commitment to further strengthen existing ties between the Maldives and Russia.
The President was accompanied at the call by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, H.E. Dr. Mohamed Asim, and the Minister of State for Foreign Relations at the President’s Office, H.E. Mr. Mohamed Naseer.
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