Maldives-China FTA to be signed during Yameen’s Dec 6 to 9 visit to Beijing

Maldives-China FTA to be signed during Yameen’s Dec 6 to 9 visit to Beijing

Colombo, December 5 (newsin.asia): The Maldives-China Free Trade Agreement (MCFTA) which was passed by the Maldivian parliament recently, is likely to be signed during Maldivian President Abdulla Yameen’s three-day visit to Beijing which begins on December 6, a Maldivian official said.  .

A brief note issued on Monday said the trip, which takes place from December 6 until December 9.

“High-level discussions with top government officials and stakeholders of China will take place December 9, is at the invitation of President Xi Jinping.During the visit, and a number of agreements on bilateral cooperation will be signed,” the note said.

Maldivian official sources said that the FTA will be one of the agreements to be signed.

(The featured image at the top shows Maldivian President Abdulla Yameen with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping in Male in September 2014)

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