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Solih meets Chinese ambassador

Nafaahath Ibrahim
06 October 2018, MVT 17:28
Chinese Ambassador to Maldives Zhang Lizhong with President-Elect Ibrahim Mohamed Solih. PHOTO: MIHAARU
Nafaahath Ibrahim
06 October 2018, MVT 17:28

President-Elect Ibrahim Mohamed Solih on Saturday met with the Chinese Ambassador to Maldives Zhang Lizhong.

Neither of the parties disclosed any details of this meeting.

China is notably one of the closest countries to the Maldives during the past five years of President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom government. Several developmental projects have taken place with Chinese aid, including the landmark Sinamale' Bridge, which connects capital Male' to Hulhule and Hulhumale.

After Solih's win in the Presidential Elections, Spokesperson for the Chinese Foreign Ministry, Geng Shuang expressed hope that the new government would continue to honour the Free Trade Agreement between both the counties and cooperate with the Belt and Road initiative.

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