68th Republic Day of China and 45th anniversary of Maldives-China diplomatic relations has been marked on Friday in Maldives. Chinese Ambassador to Maldives H.E Zhang hosted a dinner tonight at Kurumba Resort to celebrate the occasion. Economic Minister Mohammed Saeed was the Chief guest of the ceremony.
Speaking at the ceremony, the Chinese Ambassador said that during the 45 years since Maldives and China established diplomatic relations, the relations has been strengthened significantly. â€œThe most significant Chinese aid to the Maldives was during the 2014 water crisisâ€ said the ambassador.
In addition the ambassador said that even if there is a minor event between the two countries he will note it and the relations between the two countries are very strong.
Speaking at the ceremony, Economic Minister Saeed noted the strong relations between the countries. â€œChina assisted a lot in developing the Maldives we see today. Maldives will work with China for a long time to comeâ€ said the minister.