The new Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China, H.E. Zhang Lizhong, has paid a courtesy call on Vice President Abdulla Jihad, this morning at the President’s Office.
At the call, the Vice President welcomed the Ambassador to the Maldives and congratulated him on the commencement of his term as the Ambassador of China to the Maldives.
During the call, the Vice President emphasized the excellent relations between the Maldives and China and noted that the state visit made by the President of China, H.E. Xi Jinping in 2014 enhanced the existing cooperation between the two countries. He further expressed his confidence in strengthening the relations to new heights in the coming years and conveyed assurances that the Maldives will provide full support to China to achieve this goal.
Speaking at the meeting, Ambassador briefed the Vice President on the key ongoing projects undertaken by China, which includes Hulhumale housing projects, Airport Developmental Project and the China Maldives Friendship Bridge Project.
Moreover, the Vice President and Ambassador discussed areas of mutual interest that could be further expanded including health cooperation, education and training, safe-guarding the welfare of Chinese tourists, enhancing people to people engagement.
The Vice President was accompanied at the meeting by the Minister of State at the President’s Office, H.E. Mohamed Naseer and Secretary, Bilateral at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, H.E. Ahmed Khaleel.
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