Vice President Faisal Naseem has attended a special function held to mark the 48th National Day of the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The function was held tonight at Dharubaaruge.

The function featured a short film about the history of the UAE and the Vice President was presented with a special gift by the Embassy of UAE in the Maldives. Saeed Mohamed Al Shamsi, the Ambassador of UAE to the Maldives, and Abdulla Shahid, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, also spoke about the close bilateral relations between the two countries at the function.

The Maldives and UAE established diplomatic relations on 15 March 1978.