8 January 2017, Male'; His Excellency Dr. Mohamed Asim has arrived in Male’, after his first bilateral official visit to China.
During the visit, Foreign Minister Asim paid a courtesy call on the Vice President of China H.E. Mr. Li Yuanchao, met with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of China, H.E. Mr. Wang Yi, and exchanged views on further strengthening the close bilateral relations between the two countries. Minister Asim also met the President of AIIB, Mr. Jin Liqun and the President of China EXIM Bank, Mr. Liu Lianke.
Minister Asim visited Dalian City of China and met with the Mayor of Dalian City, H.E. Xiao Shengfeng. The Maldives was awarded with two scholarships (Masters and Phd level) during Minister’s meeting with the Vice Chancellor of Dalian Medical University, Mr. Zhao Jie. Minister Asim also met the Maldivian students at Dalian Medical University.
Foreign Minister Asim was accompanied by H. E. Mr. Ahmed Khaleel, Secretary, Bilateral and Mr. Hussain Shareef, Desk Officer at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.