Maldives has established diplomatic ties with the south African country Zambia.
The agreement for diplomatic ties between Maldives and Zambia was signed this Sunday in a function held in New York, US, by Dr. Ali Naseer - Permanent Representative of the Maldives to the United Nations and Ambassador of the Maldives to the United States and Canada, and Permanent Representative of Zambia to UN, Lazarous Kapambwe.
Zambia is a landlocked country located in south Africa. The 752,618 square meter country has a population of approximately 16.6 million people.
Zambia was discovered by European explorers in the 18th century. It became a British protectorate towards the end of the 19th century. The region was then known as Barotziland-North-Western Rhodesia and North-Eastern Rhodesia. They merged to form Northern Rhodesia in 1911.
The region gained independence in October 24, 1964 and became known as Republic of Zambia.
39th largest country
One of the leading African countries in industry
Head of State: President Edgar Lungu
Official language: English
Popular sport: Football
Economy: Coal mining, farming