The President of China, H.E. Xi Jinping, and the First Lady of China, Madam Peng Liyuan, officially welcomed President H.E. Dr Mohamed Muizzu and First Lady H.E. Sajidha Mohamed, who are currently on a state visit to China, at the invitation of President Xi Jinping.

The arrival of President Dr Muizzu and First Lady Sajidha Mohamed followed a 21-gun salute and the national anthems of both countries played by the Chinese Military Band. President Dr Muizzu accompanied by President Xi Jinping then inspected the Guard of Honour.

During the ceremony, President Dr Muizzu was greeted by and introduced to the Chinese dignitaries, followed by the Maldivian dignitaries introduction to President Xi Jinping.

President Dr Muizzu’s state visit will include official talks between the Governments of the Maldives and China and the signing a number of key agreements to enhance collaboration and strengthen bilateral cooperation between the two countries.