The Ambassador of the People's Republic of China to the Republic of the Maldives, H.E. Wang Lixin, paid a courtesy call on President H.E. Dr Mohamed Muizzu this afternoon at the Official Residence of the President, Mulee'aage.

During the meeting, the Chinese Ambassador presented a congratulatory letter from H.E. Xi Jinping, President of the People's Republic of China, to President Dr Muizzu on the occasion of his birthday.

In the letter, President Xi Jinping expressed his sincere greetings and best wishes to President Dr Muizzu. He also emphasised the importance of China-Maldives relations and reiterated his enthusiasm for strengthening the China-Maldives Comprehensive Strategic Cooperative Partnership and jointly building a China-Maldives community with a shared future.

President Dr Muizzu expressed gratitude to the Ambassador for personally delivering the letter and stated that it was a tremendous pleasure to receive it. The President had also written a congratulatory message to President Xi Jinping, who celebrates his birthday on the same day.

The discussions further focused on enhancing collaboration and improving bilateral relations between the Maldives and China. They also discussed future agreements and forthcoming collaborative initiatives for development. Additionally, the Chinese Ambassador stated that China is determined to assist with the Maldives' economic development and inquired about areas where the Maldivian Government requires additional assistance.

Concluding the meeting, the President and the Chinese Ambassador expressed optimism for a successful bilateral relationship in the future.