The Maldives and the Gabonese Republic establishes Diplomatic Relations
21 Mar 08: The Republic of Maldives and the Gabonese Republic has established Diplomatic Relations, yesterday. At a ceremony held at the Maldives Mission in New York, the Joint Communiqué formalizing diplomatic relations between the two countries was signed on behalf of the Maldivian Government by His Excellency Mr. Ahmed Khaleel, Permanent Representative of the Maldives to the United Nations and on behalf of the Gabonese Government by His Excellency Mr. Denis Dangue Rewaka, Permanent Representative of the Gabonese Republic to the United Nations.
The ceremony was also attended by Ms. Iruthisham Adam, Counsellor at the Maldives Mission to the UN and Mr. Asheer Abdul Azeez, First secretary at the Maldives Mission to the UN.
Gabonese Republic is the 142nd country to establish diplomatic relations with the Maldives.
The Gabon is located in west central Africa. The main economy of the country is offshore oil production. Gabon remains heavily reliant on its natural resources. A small population of less than two million speaks French, since its independence from France on August 17, 1960.