President of the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly (PGA), Maldivian Foreign Minister Abdulla Shahid has met with China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi.
Shahid met with Minister Wang in his capacity as the PGA, as part of his three-day official trip to China.
Shahid and Minister Wang, who has also served as China’s State Counselor previously, discussed a multitude of things during their meeting.
On this note, they discussed climate change, multilateralism and further enhancing the operations of the United Nations. In addition to this, they also discussed China’s global development initiative.
During this meeting, Minister Wang also relayed that he supported the five rays of Shahid’s ‘Presidency of Hope’.
China has ceased welcoming foreign dignitaries at the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020. Shahid is the first foreign dignitary the country has welcomed since then.
Shahid had visited China in the capacity of the Maldivian Foreign Minister in 2019. During this trip, he had met with China’s Vice President as well.