The Republic of Maldives and the Republic of Angola have formally established diplomatic relations today.
The Joint Communiqué formalising diplomatic relations between the two countries was signed on behalf of the Government of Maldives by Her Excellency Thilmeeza Hussain, Permanent Representative of the Republic of Maldives to the United Nations, and on behalf of the Government of the Republic of Angola by Her Excellency Maria de Jesus dos Reis Ferreira, Permanent Representative of the Republic of Angola to the United Nations.
The Joint Communiqué was signed in a ceremony held at the Permanent Mission of the Republic of Maldives to the United Nations in New York. The establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries marks a historic opening for cooperation connecting the peoples of the two countries in all areas of mutual interest.
A key priority of the foreign policy of President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih is to cultivate meaningful partnerships with every country that respects and values the friendship. Following the establishment of diplomatic relations with Angola, the Maldives currently maintains diplomatic relations with 173 countries.
Angola is situated on the Southern African plateau, bordering the South Atlantic Ocean, with a population of approximately 32.5 million.