The Republic of Maldives and the Central African Republic have formally established diplomatic relations on 24 May 2018.
The Joint Communiqué formalising diplomatic relations between the two countries was signed on behalf of the Government of Maldives by His Excellency Dr. Ali Naseer Mohamed, Permanent Representative of the Republic of Maldives to the United Nations and on behalf of the Government of Central African Republic by Her Excellency Ambroisine Kpongo, Permanent Representative of the Central African Republic to the United Nations. The joint communiqué was signed at the Permanent Mission of the Republic of Maldives to the United Nations.
With the signing of diplomatic relations with Central African Republic, the Maldives has diplomatic relations with 169 countries.
The Central African Republic is one of the largest countries in central Africa. It has a population of approximately 4.6 million. The two countries collaborate in the international arena, within the framework of the United Nations, and other international organisations, even prior to the establishment of diplomatic relations.