28th January 2014, Male'; A special reception was held at the Traders Hotel today to celebrate the Chinese New Year and to introduce the New Chinese Ambassador to the Maldives, Mr. Wang Fukang Ambassador. The reception was inaugurated by Dr. Mohamed Waheedh Hassan and the chief guest was the Minister of Foreign Affairs H.E. Ms Dunya Maumoon.

The reception was attended by senior officials of the government, various diplomats residing in Maldives, high profile stakeholders of the Maldivian Tourism Industry and some Chinese citizens working and residing in the Maldives.

In the speech delivered at the event by the Chinese Ambassador Mr. Wang Fukang, the Ambassador noted the close ties that exist between the two countries and assured China's firm commitment towards the development of Maldives.

In the speech delivered by the Minster of Foreign Minister H.E Ms Dunya Maumoon, the Minister noted the assistance provided by China to the Maldives, in the most exigent of times, and noted the importance of the partnership that exist between the two countries. The Minister, further on, assured of the full support that would always be provided by Maldives to the China.

The MNDF Band and Staff of the Chinese Embassy collaborated to present musical items at the reception. The event was concluded by a Dinner hosted in honor of the reception's guests.