The new Ambassador of Brazil to Maldives, Sergio Luiz Canaes, has stated that Brazil will be donating 80,000 doses of vaccines to the Maldives.
The new Ambassador of Brazil stated this in a meeting he had with the President of Maldives, Ibrahim Mohamed Solih on Monday.
The new Ambassador of Brazil to Maldives presented his credentials to the President in a ceremony held at the President's Office on Monday. After which, he had a meeting with the President.
During this meeting, the ambassador informed the President that a donation of 80,000 doses of vaccines from the Ministry of Public Health under Humanitarian Cooperation of Brazil to the Maldives would be dispatched later this month.
The President and the Ambassador spoke extensively on further strengthening Maldives-Brazil relations and other mutually concerning issues. They discussed a wide range of topics, including the Covid-19 pandemic, trade, the economy and commerce, tourism, climate change and sustainable development, and other issues of global concern.
After congratulating the Ambassador on his new appointment, President Solih noted that this year marks the 34th anniversary of establishing diplomatic relations between the two countries. He stressed on the close ties between the two countries, extending his assurances of continuing to foster the relationship and cooperation.
Briefing the Ambassador on the administration’s aim of achieving more sustainable growth, President Solih stated that he wished to strengthen cooperation on boosting the Maldives’ blue economy.
Discussing the effects of climate change on livelihoods, food security, development, and existence of the Maldives and its people, President Solih stressed the need for urgent climate action. And he extended his gratitude for Brazil’s support to the Maldives during the Covid-19 pandemic.
President Solih also spoke with the Ambassador about increasing the number of tourist arrivals from Brazil.
Speaking with the President, the Brazilian Ambassador expressed gratitude for the Maldives’ support and cooperation with Brazil on the international stage.