The Maldives and the Principality of Andorra establishes Diplomatic
20 May 08: The Republic of Maldives and the Principality of Andorra established
Diplomatic relations, yesterday. The Joint Communiqué formalizing diplomatic
relations between the two countries was signed on behalf of the Maldivian
Government, by H.E. Mr Ahmed Khaleel, Permanent Representative of the Republic
of Maldives to the United Nations and by H.E. Mr Carles Font-Rossell, Permanent
Representative of the Principality of Andorra to the United Nations, on behalf of the
Andorra Government. The ceremony was held at the Permanent Mission of the
Principality of Andorra to the United Nations in New York.
The Principality of Andorra is the 144th country to establish diplomatic relations with
Andorra is a small country in Western Europe with its economy vastly dependant on
tourism. The Principality of Andorra gained its independence in 1278 by the signing
of a Paréage, which provided Andorra’s sovereignty.