29 August 2016, Male'; Minister of Foreign Affairs, H.E. Dr. Mohamed Asim attended the Diplomatic Reception held on the occasion of the 71st Anniversary of the Independence Day of the Republic of Indonesia, as the Chief Guest for the ceremony.
While addressing the function hosted by the Embassy of Indonesia, Minister Asim conveyed warm greetings and sincere good wishes on behalf of His Excellency the President, Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom and the People of Maldives to the Government and the friendly people of Indonesia on this auspicious occasion.
Minister said that the Maldives and Indonesia share similarities and a strong bond of friendship, and the relationship is built on shared civilizational roots, and very strong historical contacts in trade and commerce. Minister assured commitment to work closely with Indonesia in strengthening the relations between the Maldives and Indonesia. H.E. Mr Harimawan Suyitno,
Ambassador of the Republic of Indonesia to the Republic of Maldives hosted the Official Reception.