Pres Solih discusses revisions to visa policies with Saudi Arabia

President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih has discussed facilitating more lenient visa policies for Maldivians traveling to Saudi Arabia.

The discussions took place during a meeting with Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Dr. Ibrahim bin Abdulaziz Al-Assaf, on the sidelines of the 74th United Nations General Assembly held in New York, USA.

The President's Office revealed that President Solih and the Minister discussed key upcoming undertakings in the Maldives, including infrastructural and industrial development projects, multilateral partnerships, and stability and security concerns in regional and international commerce, trade and development.

During the meeting, the President expressed his confidence that the commencement of direct flights between Riyadh, Jeddah and Malé City will further enhance connectivity and benefit the people of both nations. They also discussed the establishment of a Maldivian consulate in Jeddah, and the possibility of a positive revision of the Saudi Visa Fee for Maldivians to travel to Saudi Arabia.

The Minister noted that he was pleased to see positive development in the bilateral relationship between the Maldives and Saudi Arabia and that he looks forward to building even stronger diplomatic ties between the two countries. The President and the Minister further discussed future development projects in the Maldives and issues of global importance, the President's Office revealed.