Maldives and Guinea-Bissau establish diplomatic relations

The Maldives and the Republic of Guinea-Bissau have formally established diplomatic relations.

The Joint Communiqué formalizing diplomatic relations between the two countries was signed on behalf of the Government of Maldives by Abdulla Shahid, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Maldives and on behalf of the Government of Guinea-Bissau by Suzi Carla Barbosa, Minister of Foreign Affairs, International Cooperation and Communities of the Republic of Guinea-Bissau.

Guinea-Bissau is a tropical country on West Africa’s Atlantic coast, with a population of approximately 1.97 million. The Republic of Guinea-Bissau is the 181st country to establish diplomatic relations with the Maldives. Establishing diplomatic relations and cultivating meaningful partnerships with friendly countries to achieve common goals in areas of mutual interest is a key priority of President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih’s foreign policy.