Islamabad: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif is visiting Maldives to attend the celebrations of 52nd Independence Day of Maldives on 25, July.
According to the FO statement issued on Monday , the Prime Minister is visiting Maldives on the invitation of the President of Maldives Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom, where during the official talks various s MOUs/ Agreements of mutual cooperation would be signed.
“Pakistan attaches high importance to its relations with the Maldives which are characterized by cordiality, mutual respect and commonality of interests,” the statement reads.
The statement said diplomatic relations with Maldives, established on July 26, 1966 had grown stronger with the passage of time. Both the countries closely coordinate with each other at regional and international fora on issues of mutual importance.
“The Pakistan-Maldives relationships are marked by close and warm sentiments between the people of the two countries. The visit of the Prime Minister will provide impetus to further strengthen our bilateral relations with the Maldives in all areas including political, trade, economic, defence, tourism, education and people to people contacts,” the Foreign Office said.