24 January 2017, Male'; The Minister of Foreign Affairs H. E. Dr. Mohamed Asim attended the reception to celebrate the 2017 Spring Festival as the Chief Guest.
While addressing the function, Minister Asim conveyed warm greetings on behalf of His Excellency President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom, and the People of Maldives to His Excellency President Xi Jinping and the friendly people of China on this auspicious occasion.
Minister Asim highlighted on the close relationship between Maldives and China. He also underscored that this year will be a historical year for the two countries as we mark the 45th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations.
The Reception organized by Chinese Embassy in Maldives was held at Hotel Jen.