The newly appointed Ambassadors of the Argentine Republic, the Republic of Cyprus and the Kingdom of the Netherlands to the Republic of Maldives have presented their credentials to President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih. The Ambassadors presented their credentials to President Solih at separate ceremonies held at the President’s Office this morning.

Meeting with H.E. Mr. Daniel Chuburu, the Ambassador of Argentina to the Maldives, President Solih highlighted that blue economy initiatives were a particular area of focus under the Administration’s Strategic Action Plan and expressed his interest in partnering with Argentina in advancing such interests and to build a fruitful trade relationship between the two countries.

Discussions with President Solih and Ambassador Chuburu were also focused on strengthening tourism cooperation, pursuing green energy products, and promoting South-South Cooperation with Argentina through the Argentine Fund for South-South and Triangular Cooperation (FOAR).

During his meeting with H.E. Mr. Agis Loizou, the Ambassador of Cyprus to the Maldives, President Solih expressed hopes of building a closer trade and development partnership between the two counties, especially in the areas of tourism, environment and climate change.

Speaking with H.E. Ms. Tanja Gonggrijp, the Ambassador of the Netherlands to the Maldives, President Solih highlighted that the two countries enjoy close diplomatic relations that date back 40 years. He also highlighted the number of tourist arrivals from the Netherlands and expressed his confidence that the number would increase in the years to come.

Speaking further, President Solih and Ambassador Gonggrijp discussed ways to enhance cooperation in a multitude of areas of mutual concern, including environment and climate change and increasing trade and commerce between the two nations.