The new non-resident Ambassador of the Russian Federation to the Maldives, His Excellency Yury Materiy, called on the Minister of Foreign Affairs, His Excellency Dr. Mohamed Asim, today.

At the meeting held at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Foreign Minister Asim congratulated Ambassador Materiy on his appointment and conveyed that Maldives attaches great importance to its relations with the Russian Federation. Minister Asim expressed hope that with the contribution of the Ambassador, existing bilateral ties between both countries will be further strengthened. Minister Asim and Ambassador Materiy exchanged views on further enhancing cooperation and reflected on ways to strengthen the existing relations, especially in the areas of trade, investment, tourism and other areas of mutual interest.

Foreign Minister Dr. Asim was accompanied by Joint Secretary, Ms. Fathimath Najwa.


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