The President and First Lady to make a State Visit to China

December 04, 2017

President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom and First Lady Madam Fathimath Ibrahim will undertake a state visit to the People’s Republic of China from the 6th to the 9th of this month, at the invitation of the President of China, His Excellency Xi Jinping.

High-level discussions with top government officials and stakeholders of China will take place during the visit, and a number of agreements on bilateral cooperation will be signed.

The Maldives and China have a long-standing history of close and friendly ties, and this year marks 45 strong years of diplomatic relations. The visit is expected to further solidify the existing win-win partnership for the common benefit of both countries and peoples.

This is the first state visit of President Yameen to China. The President previously undertook two official visits, in 2015 and in 2014.

Source: The President’s Office