16 August 2014; The Government of China will provide a 100 Million Yuan Grant assistance to the Maldives. The Agreement on Economic and Technical Cooperation between the Government of the Republic of Maldives and the Government of the People's Republic of China, under which the Chinese Government will provide 100 million Yuan in grant aid to the Maldives, was signed today at the Purple Palace in Nanjing City, China after the official Talks between the Maldives and China. AnExchange of Letters between Maldives and China to provide 150 motor cycles to the Maldives Police Service was also signed today.

Both Agreements were signed by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, H. E. Ms. Dunya Maumoon on behalf of the Government of Maldives and by the Minister of Commerce of China, H. E. Mr. Gao Hucheng on behalf of the Government of the People's Republic of China.

The grant aid is to be used for developmental projects in the Maldives.