The newly appointed Ambassadors of the Republic of Bulgaria, the Kingdom of Denmark and the Republic of Ireland presented their credentials to Maldivian President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih today.
The Ambassadors presented their credentials to President Solih in ceremonies held at the President’s Office this morning.
Meeting with H.E. Eleonora Dimitrova, the Ambassador of Bulgaria to the Maldives, President Solih highlighted that blue economy initiatives and sustainable development were a particular area of focus under the administration’s Strategic Action Plan (SAP).
The president also expressed interest in partnering with Bulgaria in further advancing and solidifying the existing bilateral relationship between the two countries in the areas of tourism, renewable energy initiatives, and anti-terrorism and radicalism.
During the meeting the Ambassador of Denmark to the Maldives, H.E. Mr. Freddy Svane, President Solih expressed hopes of building closer trade and development partnerships between the two countries, especially in the areas of trade, tourism, climate change.
Speaking with H.E. Mr. Brendan Ward, the Ambassador of Ireland to the Maldives, President Solih highlighted the enjoyable relations between the two countries that date back 20 years. He also highlighted the high number of tourist arrivals from Ireland to the Maldives and expressed his confidence that the number would increase in the years to come.
Speaking further, President Solih and Ambassador Ward also discussed ways to enhance cooperation in several areas including environment and climate change and increasing trade and commerce between the two nations. He also deliberated on lowering the tariff rates on Maldivian fish exports.