Minister of Foreign Affairs Abdulla Shahid, on Wednesday, sent felicitations to Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi on the occasion of Pakistan's Independence Day.
“On the joyous occasion of the Independence Day of Pakistan, the government and the people of Maldives join me in extending warm felicitations and best wishes to your excellency, the government and the brotherly people of Pakistan", stated Minister Shahid in his message.
Additionally, Shahid expressed gratitude to Pakistan for its long term efforts to aid socio-economic development efforts in Maldives.
Minister Shahid also reiterated confidence of continued cooperation between Maldives and Pakistan in order to further mutual interests at bilateral, regional and international levels.
Furthermore, the foreign minister wished for the good health of his Pakistani counterpart as well as continued peace, progress and prosperity for the nation's citizens.