China Opens An Embassy In Maldives

Maldives Promotion House – Beijing has established a Chinese embassy in the capital Malé. According to local authorities the opening of the Chinese mission was a reciprocal move after Malé opened an embassy in Beijing in 2007.

China’s embassy opening coincided with the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) summit. “They (the Chinese) wanted to open the embassy before the summit,” Maldivian Foreign Secretary Ahmed Naseer said.

China is a key financier to the Maldives and its tourist market is a major source of income for the Maldivian tourism industry. The opening of the embassy will further assist the growing number of Chinese tourists and visitors.

Apart from China, India and its South Asian neighbours also maintain a close relationship and presence in Maldives.

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