Vice President Dr Mohamed Waheed has met with Minister of the State Administration of Radio, Film and Television (SARFT) of China Mr Wang Taihua.

Speaking at the meeting held at the President’s Office this morning, the Vice President said the relationship between the Maldives and China was growing continuously. He noted the recent increase in the number of high level delegations exchanged between both the countries, in addition to the increase in the number of Chinese tourist arrivals in the Maldives.

Furthermore, Vice President Dr Waheed said the availability of China Central Television (CCTV) in the Maldives enabled Maldivians to witness the power of Chinese development and experience its culture.

At the meeting, Mr Wang Taihua said the objective of the SARFT delegation’s visit in the Maldives was to propel the cooperation between the two countries in the media sector. He said further cooperation in the media sector would enable a better understanding between the peoples of both countries.

Mr Taihua also spoke on the discussions being held with the Maldivian authorities regarding providing assistance in training of media personnel in the Maldives and exchange of content.

The objective of this official visit of the high level delegation of SARFT led by Mr Taihua, from 20 to 22 October, was to promote cooperation in the field of radio and television China and Maldives.