Australian Ambassador makes farewell call on President

Inside the Australian Ambassador, Bryce Hutchesson's farewell call on President Ibrahim M. Solih on 9 January 2019. (Photo/President's Office)

The Australian Ambassador to the Maldives, Bryce Hutchesson, has paid his farewell call on President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih.

During the call this morning at the President’s Office, the President conveyed his gratitude and appreciation for the continuous support and services provided to the Maldives during the Ambassador’s tenure.

Noting that the Maldives and Australia have enjoyed a historic and close relationship based on mutual respect, understanding and shared values, the President expressed hope and confidence that the Maldives and Australia will continue working together on international issues of mutual concern, to further strengthen the existing ties between the two countries. In this regard, he highlighted Maldives’ foreign policy priority areas - human rights, climate change, and democratic consolidation.

President Solih also expressed his interest in working together on anti-corruption measures, judicial reform, and human resource development.

The Australian Ambassador emphasized that it was an immense pleasure to have served as the Ambassador of Australia to the Maldives and assured his commitment to continue working closely with the Government of Maldives in strengthening the bilateral relations between the Maldives and Australia. He also welcomed the Maldives’ decision to rejoin the Commonwealth. Moreover, he praised the successes of the Government’s 100 day agenda.

The call ended with the President wishing Ambassador Hutchesson success in all his future endeavors.