Maldives has formally established diplomatic relations with the Republic of Burundi.
The Joint Communiqué formalizing diplomatic relations between the two countries was signed by Permanent Representative of the Republic of Maldives to the United Nations Thilmeeza Hussain on behalf of the Maldivian government, whereas Permanent Representative of the Republic of Burundi to the United Nations, Zéphyrin Maniratanga signed on behalf of the government of Burundi.
The signing ceremony was held at the Permanent Mission of Maldives to the United Nations in New York, United States.
One of the key priorities of the foreign policy of President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih remains to cultivate meaningful partnerships with friendly countries, based on mutual respect.
The establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries paves the way for the two countries to cooperate further to achieve common goals in areas of shared interest, as relatively small nations in the international arena.
Maldives currently maintains diplomatic relations with 179 countries, with the establishment of diplomatic ties with Burundi.
Situated in Africa, Burundi is a non-coastal country with a population of approximately 11.89 million.