Economic and Trade Minister Mohamed Saeed has held high-level discussions with senior executives of prominent Chinese financial institutions, including the Bank of China and China Industrial and Commercial Bank (ICBC). Minister Saeed is in China to attend the World Economic Forum held in Dalian.

These meetings are a crucial part of Minister Saeed’s visit to China, focusing on enhancing economic and trade relations between the Maldives and China, especially following President Mohamed Muizzu’s discussions with Chinese President Xi Jinping during his visit in January.

Minister Saeed’s meetings with the leadership of the Bank of China focused on exploring avenues to enhance cooperation between China and the Maldives. Reflecting on the meeting, Minister Saeed stated the importance of fortifying the partnership between the two nations to drive mutual growth and prosperity.

Similarly, Minister Saeed’s discussions with senior executives of ICBC centred on strategic planning and initiatives to elevate bilateral engagements. Describing the discussions as centred on “strategies for further engagement,” Minister Saeed underscored the shared commitment to advancing economic relations between China and the Maldives through collaborative efforts and innovative approaches.

These pivotal meetings serve as a continuation of the constructive dialogues initiated during President Muizzu’s earlier visit to China, reinforcing the commitment of both nations to expanding economic cooperation and fostering sustainable development.

Earlier, Minister Saeed met with Chinese Minister of Commerce Wang Wentao. The discussions at the meeting underscore the shared commitment to deepening trade and investment collaboration between the Maldives and China.

As Minister Saeed continues his visit to China in conjunction with the World Economic Forum, the focus remains on nurturing synergies, fostering innovation, and laying the groundwork for sustained economic progress and collaboration between the Maldives and China.