Minister of Foreign Affairs, H.E. Dr. Mohamed Asim participated as the chief guest at the Reception hosted by Ambassador Chang Won-sam, to commemorate golden jubilee of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the Maldives and Republic of Korea. 

Speaking at the reception Minister Dr. Asim highlighted that the relations between the Maldives and the Republic of Korea had nurtured over five decades and especially in the last couple of years it has grown from strength to strength. Minister also commended on the Koreas development and stated that its economic progress and the positive vibes of democracy are admirable.

Noting the recent developments in bilateral relations, Minister also mentioned that trade volume has significantly increased with the given emphasis on the people to people contact. Korea remained an important bilateral development partner to Maldives. Korea has been contributing to Maldives through technical cooperation programs, especially in the pivotal areas of the Maldives economy such as fisheries and infrastructure development.

The Korean Embassy also organized a cultural performance right after the reception at Alimas Carnival. The performance opened to public will cover “Taekwondo demonstration” by Kukkiwon of Korea and “Boduberu performance” by “1438 Boduberu” group.