14 April 2013, Male'; H.E Mr. Bahnarim Abu Guinomla, Ambassador of the Republic of Philippines to the Republic of Maldives met with H.E Dr. Abdul Samad Abdullah, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Maldives, today.

During the meeting,held at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Minister H.E.Dr. Abdul Samad Abdullah thanked the Ambassador H.E Mr. Bahnarim Abu Guinomla for the cooperation extended to the Maldives during the tenure as the Ambassador of the Philippines to the Maldives and highlighted on the excellentrelations between the Maldives and Philippines.

The two dignitaries also discussed ways of further strengthening these tiesfocused on increasing cooperation between the two countriesin various areas that are of mutual benefit.

The meeting was attended byH.E Mr. Abdul AzeezYoosuf, Ambassador at Large at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.