1 February 2016, Male; The Minister of Foreign Affairs H. E. Ms. Dunya Maumoon attended 2016 spring festival reception celebrating the Chinese New Year. At the function held at Hotel Jen, Foreign Minister Dunya addressed the function and conveyed warm greetings on behalf of His Excellency President Yameen Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom, and the People of Maldives to His Excellency President Xi Jinping and the friendly people of China on the occasion.
During her speech Minister Dunya also highlighted on the importance of this traditional festival to Chinese people. Continuing with her speech Minister stated that’ the important solid foundation on which the friendship between China and Maldives has thrived over the last four decades helped the Maldives and China to work on a partnership that has accelerated to unprecedented levels for the last two year’.
Foreign Minister Dunya attended the function as chief guest.