Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Maldives, Abdulla Shahid had a telephone conversation with State Councilor and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the People’s Republic of China, H.E Wang Yi, this evening.
Minister Shahid commended the extraordinary leadership that President Xi Jinping, State Councilor Wang, and the Chinese Government have shown in responding to the COVID-19, both in China and around the world. Minister Shahid also briefed on the measures taken by the Government of Maldives to contain the spread of the virus and the challenges faced by the Government due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Minister Shahid highlighted on the extraordinary impact that the pandemic is having on the economy of Maldives.
China is among the most important development partners of the Maldives, and Minister Shahid extended appreciation to State Councilor Wang for the generous support that the Maldives has received from Government of Yunnan Province, that provided epidemic preventive materials to the Maldives last month.