Maldives, Jan 27 (NIA) – Maldives, on Friday said the number of Chinese investments in the island country was expected to increase in the future.
Foreign Minister Dr. Mohamed Asim said that Maldives and China shared strong relations which had been further strengthened following Chinese President Xi Jinping’s visit to the Maldives and the two visits by President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom to China within the last three years.
The Minister said that the Maldives had welcomed a number of Chinese investments including the bridge project and the development of the Velana International Airport.
He further conveyed greetings on behalf of President Abdulla Yameen, and the People of Maldives to President Xi Jinping and the people of China for the Chinese New Year.
He also underscored that this year would be a historical year for the two countries as they marked the 45th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations.