The Maldives Establishes Diplomatic Relations with Nicaragua
11 May 2010: New York:The Republic of Maldives and the Republic of Nicaragua have established diplomatic relations today, at a ceremony that was held in New York. The Joint Communiqué formalising diplomatic relations between the two countries was signed on behalf of the Government of Maldives, by H.E. Mr Abdul Ghafoor Mohamed, Permanent Representative of the Republic of Maldives to the United Nations and by H.E.Mrs María Rubiales de Chamorro, Permanent Representative of Nicaragua to the United Nations, on behalf of the Government of the Republic of Nicaragua. The ceremony was held at the Permanent Mission of the Republic of Nicaragua to the United Nations.
Nicaragua is located in the Central American region bordering Honduras and Costa Rica. The country’s political system is a representative democracy with His Excellency Mr. Daniel Ortega, who was elected to office in Januray 2007, as the President.Prior to the establishment of formal diplomatic relations, the Maldives have always enjoyed close and cordial relations with Nicaragua and share similar concerns in the international community such as climate change adaptation and mitigation.
The Republic of Nicaragua is the 156th country to establish diplomatic relationswith the Maldives.