Maldives Foreign Minister Abdulla Shahid will visit China on an official trip this September, the foreign office has said.
On Thursday Shahid and Chinese Ambassador to the Maldives Zhang Lizhong met in the Foreign Ministry in Male’. The topic of their conversation was not disclosed.
After the meeting Shahid stated that he is looking forward to his first official visit to China this month, his first since assuming office last year.
“Looking forward to visiting China this September, my first since assuming office, and further strengthening our bilateral relations,” the foreign minister wrote on Twitter.
The meeting was held at temporary building while the Foreign Ministry premises are being renovated with aid from China.
Shahid was scheduled to visit China this June. But the visit was cancelled without an official reason.