New York: 6 August 2018:

The Maldives and Ethiopia have established diplomatic relations today. The Joint Communiqué, establishing diplomatic relations, was signed at the Permanent Mission of Ethiopia to the UN in New York. The Maldives Permanent Representative to the UN Dr. Ali Naseer Mohamed, and Ethiopia’s Permanent Representative to the UN, Mr Tekeda Alemu, signed the Joint Communiqué, on behalf of their respective Governments.

Following the establishment of diplomatic relations with Ethiopia, the Maldives currently maintains diplomatic relations with 170 countries.