Three foreign ambassadors presented their credentials to President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih, on Sunday.
As such, Argentinian ambassador Daniel Chuburu, Cyprus’ ambassador Agis Loizou and Netherlands’ ambassador Tanja Gonggrijp presented their credentials at separate ceremonies held at the President’s Office in the morning.
President Solih held separate meetings with the three envoys afterwards.
During the meeting with the newly appointed Argentinian ambassador, President Solih highlighted that blue economy initiatives were a particular area of focus under his administration's Strategic Action Plan and expressed his interest in partnering with the South American nation in advancing such interests and to build a fruitful trade relationship between the two countries.
Discussions also focused on strengthening tourism cooperation, pursuing green energy products, and promoting South-South Cooperation with Argentina through the Argentine Fund for South-South and Triangular Cooperation (FOAR).
At the meeting with the Cyprus ambassador, Solih expressed hopes of building a closer trade and development partnership between the two counties, especially in the areas of tourism, environment and climate change, while his meeting with Netherlands' Gonggrijp focused on ways to enhance cooperation in a multitude of areas of mutual concern, including environment and climate change and increasing trade and commerce between the two nations.
The president also noted that the Maldives and Netherlands enjoy close diplomatic relations that date back 40 years, and highlighted the number of tourist arrivals from the Netherlands and expressed his confidence that the number would increase in the years to come.