The Republic of Maldives and the Republic of Ecuador established diplomatic relations, today. 

The Joint Communiqué formalising diplomatic relations between the two countries was signed on behalf of the Government of Maldives, by H.E. Mr Abdul Ghafoor Mohamed, Permanent Representative of the Maldives to the United Nations and by H.E. Mr Francisco Carrion Mena, Permanent Representative of Ecuador to the United Nations, on behalf of the Government of Ecuador. The ceremony was held at the Permanent Mission of Ecuador

Ecuador is located in the Pacific rim of the South American Continent. The country’s political system is a representative democracy with His Excellency Mr Rafael Correa, who was elected to office on 15 January 2007. During the ceremony, Ambassador Ghafoor spoke of the desire of the Maldives to expand it’s bilateral reach and build partnerships in the South and Central American especially on climate change and other issues of concern. Ambassador Mena of Ecuador mentioned that the Maldives has always been a friend to Ecuador, and pledged that his government will work closely with the Maldives bilaterally and also in the international fora.

Ecuador is the 157th country to establish diplomatic relations with the Maldives.