30 December2014, Male’:The Handing over Ceremony of the Cultural Items from the People’s Republic of China to the Republic of Maldives was held today at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. His Excellency Mr. Ahmed Mohamed, Ambassador-At-Large at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and His Excellency Mr. Wang Fukang, Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China to the Republic of Maldives signed the handing over certificate.

The items were gifted by the Chinese Government following the discussions between Madam Fathimath Ibrahim, First Lady of the Republic of Maldives and Madam Peng Liyuan, First Lady of the People’s Republic of China, during the visit of President Xi Jinping’s visit last September.

The gifts from the Chinese Government include books both in Chinese and English; ethnic costumes such as cheongsam, Han costume; folk musical instruments such as erhu, zither, lute; articles of daily use such as cloisonne crafts reflecting Chinese characteristic culture.

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