CEREMONY HELD TO HANDOVER AND RELEASE THE SPECIAL STAMPS COMMEMORATING 45 YEARS OF BILATERAL RELATIONS BETWEEN MALDIVES AND CHINA.

A special event was held today to handover and officially release the special stamps commemorating the 45th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Maldives and China. The stamps produced by the Embassy of Maldives in China in collaboration with the Philatelic Association of Ministry of Foreign Affairs were handed over to the embassy by Secretary General of the Association Mr. Ma Xiaoling. Ambassador H. E. Mohamed Faisal received the stamps.

Speaking at the event Ambassador Faisal thanked the Philatelic Association for their strong support and collaboration to produce the special set of stamps. He noted that the special commemorative set comprises six stamps highlighting cooperation and partnership between Maldives and China. The Ambassador said that the partnership has grown in strength over the past 45 years, and particularly over the past four years and that it was a partnership of win-win development that is rooted in mutual trust and respect. Ambassador Faisal further highlighted the strong cooperation in the field of infrastructure development noting the completion of major works of the China-Maldives Friendship Bridge Project and the runway component of the international airport upgrading project.

Ambassador Faisal added that as a partner of the Belt and Road Initiative and a firm believer in the concept of a community of shared destiny, Maldives remained committed to enhancing bilateral, commercial, and cultural ties with China and all those who respect Maldives choice of development path and were committed to seeking win-win cooperation opportunities.

The stamps were designed by Mr. Fang Jun and show infrastructure development, youth and sports and tourism and leisure resources of Maldives and China. A first-day cover was released by China National Philatelic Corporation in December 2018 to commemorate the 45th anniversary of bilateral relations. Maldives and China established bilateral relations on 14 October 1972.

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Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs

PRESIDENT YAMEEN URGES TO STOP SLANDERING THE COUNTRY

President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom has urged not to slander the country as it will cause irrevocable damages to the country and its people. He made this remark while speaking at the function held this morning, to inaugurate the services of sewerage system in Hanimaadhoo Island of South Thiladhummathi Atoll, as part of his current visit to some islands in the North and South Thiladhummathi Atolls.

Speaking in this regard, the President stated that such actions that are damaging to the country and the people are unfair in all manners. President Yameen underscored the economic drawbacks being faced by the country, as a result of such unjust actions. He further reiterated his administration’s commitment to upholding democratic values, in a way that does not contradict the country’s rule of law or the Islamic principles.

Concluding his speech, the President conveyed his aspirations for the Maldives to maintain its peace and harmony, as we reach new heights in sustainable development. He further noted that all Maldivians shared this common dream for a better future for our country.

President Yameen began his three-day visit to some islands in the North and South Thiladhummathi Atolls on Tuesday.  During this visit President Yameen visited Nolhivaram Island and inaugurated the services of sewerage system in the island. He also took part in the ceremony held to mark the completion of beach protection project in Hoarafushi Island and inaugurated the services of sewerage system in Ihavandhoo Island.

The President visited Dhiddhoo Island on Wednesday, and inaugurated the island’s clean drinking water services and housing project, and attended the ceremony held to mark the completion of the island’s beach protection project and road development project. Moreover, President Yameen initiated the services of sewerage system in Kelaa Island and inaugurated the marina style jetty in Baarah Island.

Source: The President’s Office

THERE ARE STILL THOSE WHO PUT THE CITIZENS BEFORE THEMSELVES – PRESIDENT YAMEEN

President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom has stated that even today, there are those who are committed to fulfilling the needs of the Maldivian people.  He made this remark while speaking at the function held to inaugurate the marina style jetty in Baarah Island, this evening.
Speaking at the ceremony President Yameen noted that without the desire to develop and grow it is not possible to realise our dreams. The President also said that the Maldives is an example to the world in fulfilling the people’s needs and resolving their challenges.
Addressing the people, President Yameen reiterated his administration’s commitment to ensuring the rights of the people. Noting that the safety of the people is what the public needs, the President said that it is necessary to defend the rights of the people in order to assure a peaceful and harmonious society.
Reflecting on the challenges faced by his administration, President Yameen noted that it has been a difficult Presidential term. Moreover, the President also emphasized the work done by his administration for economic and urban development of the country. Speaking in this regard, President Yameen underscored the efforts made to modernize the education system, in order build a technology friendly youth generation.
President Yameen began his three-day visit to some islands in the North and South Thiladhummathi Atolls yesterday. On day-one of his tour, the President inaugurated the services of sewerage system in Nolhivaram Island. He also took part in the ceremony to mark the completion of beach protection project in Hoarafushi Island, and inaugurated the services of sewerage system in Ihavandhoo Island.
Earlier today, the President visited Dhiddhoo Island and inaugurated the island’s clean drinking water services and housing project, and attended the ceremony held to mark the completion of the island’s beach protection project and the completion of the road development project. He also visited Kelaa Island where he inaugurated the services of sewerage system.
President Yameen is scheduled to initiate the services of sewerage system of Hanimaadhoo Island tomorrow.

Source: The President’s Office

MALDIVIAN ECONOMY IS BOOSTING BECAUSE OF STRONG POLICIES – PRESIDENT YAMEEN

President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom has stated that GDP per capita has increased up to $10,000 within the last four years because of our strong economic policies. He made this remark while speaking at the function held to inaugurate the services of sewerage system in Kelaa Island of North Thiladhummathi Atoll, as part of his current visit to some islands in the North and South Thiladhummathi Atolls.
Addressing the public, President Yameen reiterated to avoid putting forth one’s own agenda above the nation’s interest. In this regard, the President urged the public not to let any foreign parties to attack the sovereignty of the Maldives. He also stated that any policy or ruling that is in conflict with Islam would never be allowed in the Maldives.
Furthermore, President Yameen conveyed his confidence in the people to be determined and capable in bringing development to the country. He reiterated that this administration was determined to fulfill the needs and aspirations of the Maldivian people.
Concluding the speech, the President spoke on the importance of bringing in more investments and carrying out development projects for the progress of the country.
President Yameen began his three-day visit to some islands in the North and South Thiladhummathi Atolls yesterday. On day-one of his tour, the President inaugurated the services of sewerage system in Nolhivaram Island. He also took part in the ceremony to mark the completion of beach protection project in Hoarafushi Island, and inaugurated the services of sewerage system in Ihavandhoo Island.

Earlier today, the President visited Dhiddhoo Island and inaugurated the island’s clean drinking water services and housing project, and attended the ceremony held to mark the completion of the island’s beach protection project and the completion of the road development project.

President Yameen is scheduled to inaugurate the marina style jetty in Baarah Island today, and initiate the services of sewerage system of Hanimaadhoo Island tomorrow.

Source: The President’s Office

LOYALTY IS THE ROOT TO PATRIOTISM – PRESIDENT YAMEEN

President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom has stated that loyalty towards the country is the root of patriotism, and that those who were loyal will never humiliate the country. He made this remark while speaking at the function held to inaugurate Dhiddhoo Island’s clean drinking water services, mark the completion of the island’s beach protection project, the completion of the road development project and inaugurate the housing project at Dhiddoo Island.

In this regard, President Yameen reiterated his call for everyone to come together united in defence of the country’s honour and sovereignty. He appealed to everyone to put aside their differences and avoid putting forth one’s own agenda above the nation’s interest.

Addressing the public, the President stated that this administration always upholds the law and reassured that all its actions will be taken in accordance with the country’s constitution. Continuing on, President Yameen noted that no one would dispute about punishing those who break the law.

Source: The President’s Office