Minister of Foreign Affairs, Abdulla Shahid officially opened the Embassy of the Republic of Maldives in Thailand on Wednesday.
A ribbon cutting ceremony was held at the Embassy to mark the occasion.
Speaking at the ceremony Minister Shahid highlighted that Maldives - Thailand cooperation is growing in multiple avenues. He further stated that there is massive potential to collaborate in areas such as trade, investment, technology, education, and tourism.
Foreign Ministry said establishing a resident diplomatic presence in Thailand reflects the deepening bilateral relations between the two countries, adding that the Embassy will contribute to implementing Maldives’ foreign policy and assist with the provision of consular services to the growing Maldivian diaspora in Thailand. The Embassy will also facilitate exploring avenues for greater cooperation between the two countries, both bilaterally and multilaterally, said the ministry.
The opening of the Embassy is in line with the current administration’s commitment to forging closer ties with the international community, said the ministry.
The official website of the Maldives Embassy in Thailand was also launched during the ceremony. The event was attended by His Excellency Ahmed Khaleel, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs and Embassy staff.
Minister Shahid's visit to Thailand coincides with the 40th anniversary of political relationship between Maldives and Thailand. Thailand maintaining a political relationship for 40-years.