The Maldives High Commission in Singapore was officially opened yesterday. The High Commission was officially opened by the Special Advisor to the President, Fathulla Jameel at a special ceremony held at Le Meridian Hotel in Singapore to mark the occasion.
Speaking at the function Fathulla Jameel highlighted the close relations that existed between Maldives and Singapore and expressed his delight at the opening of the High Commission. He further stated that the opening of the High Commission would further strengthen the ties between the two countries.
The High Commissioner of the Maldives to Singapore, Mr. Hassan Sobir also spoke at the ceremony. He also noted the close relationship Maldives enjoyed with Singapore and highlighted the different areas of cooperation. He also said that Singapore was frequently visited by Maldivians for various reasons and that the newly opened High Commission of great benefit to them.
A message by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Honourable Abdulla Shahid was also read at the ceremony by High Commissioner Sobir. In his message, Minister Shahid stated that the opening of the High Commission emphasized the importance attached by Maldives to the bilateral relations that existed between Maldives and Singapore. Minister Shahid also expressed his best wishes to the High Commissioner of Maldives to Singapore, the Staff of the High Commission and all Maldivians living in Singapore.
The ceremony was attended by senior officials of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Singapore, Members of the Diplomatic Corps in Singapore, Staff of the High Commission and several Maldivians living in Singapore. The national flag of the Maldives was also raised by High Commissioner Sobir at the United Square building which houses the High Commission of Maldives.
The Maldives established diplomatic relations with Singapore on 20 February 1975.