Egypt's Al-Azhar University, one of the worlds oldest universities, has donated Arabic textbooks to Arabiyya School.
During a special ceremony held at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Sunday, Ambassador of the Arab Republic of Egypt to the Republic of Maldives Hussein El Saharty officiated the donation which was received by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Abdulla Shahid and Minister of Education, Aishath Ali.
The textbooks were donated by the university on behalf of the Government of the Arab Republic of Egypt.
Speaking at the ceremony, Minister of Foreign Affairs Abdulla Shahid stated that the bilateral relations with Egypt have "never been stronger", highlighting that 50 years have passed since establishing diplomatic relations.
He further thanked the Government of Egypt for the country's continuous assistance in the form of scholarships and the provision of textbooks and teachers to Arabic medium schools in the Maldives.
The Ambassador of Egypt also spoke at the ceremony, emphasising that Egypt is simply fulfilling their duty by donating the books.
The ceremony concluded with both the ambassador and the foreign minister reiterating their commitment to developing bilateral relations and expressing interest in future collaboration.
Senior officials from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Education and the Principal of Al-Madhrasathul Arabiyyathul Islamiyya were also in attendance at the ceremony.