30 March 2015, Male' : Ambassador of People’s Republic of China to the Republic of Maldives, His Excellency Mr. Wang Fukang yesterday met with Foreign Secretary H E Dr. Ali Naseer Mohamed and presented a paper issued by Chinese authorities on 28th March, 2015 on ‘Vision and Actions on Jointly Building Silk Road Economic Belt and 21st Century Maritime Silk Road’. The paper provides details of the Framework, Cooperation Priorities and Mechanisms of jointly building Silk Road Economic Belt and 21st Century Maritime Silk Road.

During the meeting the Ambassador briefed the Foreign Secretary on the economic vision of the initiative, that will enhance closer economic ties through improvement of regional infrastructure, connectivity and trade and investment as well as enhancement of people to people and cultural exchanges among the countries along the belt and road.

The Maldives welcomed and supported the proposal put forward by China to build the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road, during President Xi Jinping’s State visit to the Maldives in September 2014.