President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih has announced that Maldivian embassies will be established in three new countries and a consulate will be formed.
President Solih said Maldivians are frequent flyers to other countries, hence it is imperative to establish ways to facilitate this path. As such, discussions are being carried out to sign agreements with some European countries to enable easy visa access for Maldivian travelers, he said.
The President also stated that work is being done to sign consular agreements with countries frequented by Maldivians, especially for students who are studying abroad. Hence, the government is working to establish embassies at Russia, Africa, and Washington DC in United States.
Additionally, a Maldivian Consulate is due to be opened in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, President Solih announced.
President Solih said the country was in a state of isolation when he assumed power. However, the positive foreign policies taken on by the government since then has begun renewing the friendship and ties with the internal community, he said.