The newly appointed Ambassadors of the Republic of Bulgaria, the Kingdom of Denmark and the Republic of Ireland have presented their credentials to President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih at separate ceremonies held at the President’s Office on Sunday morning.
During the meeting with the Bulgarian Ambassador to the Maldives, Eleonora Dimitrova, President Solih brought attention to the Administration’s Strategic Action Plan (SAP), especially in the area of blue economy initiatives and sustainable development.
He also highlighted areas for further collaboration to bolster bilateral ties with Bulgaria, such as tourism cooperation, renewable energy initiatives and combating terrorism and radicalism.
During the meeting between Freddy Svane, the Ambassador of Denmark to the Maldives and President Solih, discussions touched on building closer trade and development partnerships between the two countries, especially in the areas of trade, tourism, climate change, and connectivity.
While speaking with the Irish Ambassador to the Maldives, Brendan Ward, President Solih noted the long-standing diplomatic relations between the two countries dating back 20 years. He further highlighted the significant number of Irish tourists visiting the Maldives and expressed his confidence that the number will increase in the future.
Discussion between President Solih and Ambassador Ward also touched on further avenues to enhance cooperation in several areas of mutual concern, such as environment and climate change and increasing trade and commerce between the two nations. He also considered lowering the tariff rates on Maldivian fish exports.