The Vice Chairman of the 14th Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), Bateer, paid a courtesy call on President H.E. Dr Mohamed Muizzu this morning at the President's Office.

During the meeting, President Dr Muizzu emphasised the cordial relationship between the Maldives and China. He highlighted his visit to China earlier this year, and expressed his gratitude for the opportunity. The President mentioned key developmental initiatives such as the China-Maldives Friendship Bridge and looked forward to strengthening the friendly relations between the two countries.

Vice Chairman Bateer conveyed warm greetings from Chinese President H.E. Xi Jinping and congratulated President Dr Muizzu on securing a majority in the parliamentary election. He also highlighted the historic relations between the two countries. He reiterated that the Chinese government respects and supports the Maldives' sovereignty and promotes mutual respect while advancing cooperation between the two nations. He also noted that the 2014 State Visit by President H.E. Xi Jinping to the Maldives and the recent visit by President Dr Muizzu significantly contributed to the advancement of cooperation and friendly relations between the two countries.

Concluding the meeting, the President and Vice Chairman expressed their eagerness to work closely on future collaborations.