The Republic of Maldives and the Republic of Guinea-Bissau have formally established diplomatic relations on Friday, 23 September 2022.

The Joint Communiqué formalizing diplomatic relations between the two countries was signed on behalf of the Government of Maldives by His Excellency Abdulla Shahid, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Maldives and on behalf of the Government of Guinea-Bissau by Her Excellency Suzi Carla Barbosa, Minister of Foreign Affairs, International Cooperation and Communities of the Republic of Guinea-Bissau.

Cultivating meaningful partnerships with countries that respects and values the friendship remain a key priority of the foreign policy of President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih.

As comparatively small nations in the international arena, the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries paves the way for the two countries to cooperate further to achieve common goals in areas of mutual interest.

Guinea-Bissau is a tropical country on West Africa’s Atlantic coast, with a population of approximately 1.97 million.

The Republic of Guinea-Bissau is the 181st country to establish diplomatic relations with the Maldives.