Chinese Ambassador pays farewell call on the Minister of Foreign Affairs

The Ambassador of China to the Maldives Zhang Lizhong has made a farewell call on the Minister of Foreign Affairs Abdulla Shahid.

During the meeting held at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on April 8, Foreign Minister Shahid conveyed his sincere gratitude and appreciation for the immense efforts made by the Ambassador to strengthen bilateral ties between Maldives and China, and the generous support he had extended to the Maldives during his ambassadorial tenure.

Ambassador Zhang expressed his positive sentiments, and reiterated his own commitment to continue working closely with the Government of the Maldives in all aspects of the bilateral relationship between the two countries. He mentioned that he found the Maldives and the Maldivian people to be hospitable and unique, and thanked the Government for the support it had extended to the friendly people and the Government of China.

Minister Shahid acknowledged the warmth and affection with which the Maldivian people have come to regard the Ambassador due the efforts he has taken to facilitate development in the country and for his active engagement with the local community. The Foreign Minister personally thanked the Ambassador for his efforts in assisting the Maldives during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Ending the call, Foreign Minister Shahid mentioned that while he wishes the Ambassador good fortune and success in all his future endeavors, he will always be welcome to visit the country again as a friend of the Maldives.