11 September 2014, Male';The President of the People's Republic of China, H.E. Xi Jinping ‎and First Lady Madam Peng Liyuan are scheduled to conduct a State Visit ‎to the Maldives next week, on the invitation of President Abdulla Yameen ‎Abdul Gayoom.

President Xi will be accompanied during the State Visit by a senior ‎delegation of Chinese Government officials.‎

During his stay in the Maldives, President Xi will be officially ‎meeting President Yameen one-on-one. The two leaders will chair Official ‎Talks between high level delegations of the respective countries.‎

The programme also includes the signing of a number of bilateral ‎agreements on advancing developmental corporation in various identified ‎fields. Furthermore, two development projects in the Maldives that are ‎funded by the Chinese Government and implemented by Chinese ‎corporations will also be launched jointly by the two presidents. ‎

In addition to the official meeting between the two Heads of State, ‎President Xi will also be meeting with Former President, H. E. Maumoon ‎Abdul Gayoom and the Speaker of the People's Majlis, Hon. Abdulla ‎Maseeh Mohamed.‎

The invitation for President Xi to visit the Maldives was extended ‎at the Official Talks held in Nanjing, China, during President Yameen's ‎official visit to the country last month.‎

President Xi will be the first Chinese Head of State to conduct a ‎state visit to the Maldives.‎