The UAE ambassador to Sri Lanka and non-resident ambassador to the Maldives, Abul Hamid Abdul Fattah Kazim Al Mulla, attended a reception hosted by Maldives' President Abdulla Yameen on the occasion of his country's 51st anniversary of independence.

Al Mulla conveyed the greetings of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum and His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces to Yameen, wishing him well. He also wished further development and welfare for the friendly people of Maldives.

On his part, Maldives' president asked the UAE diplomat to reciprocate his greetings to the UAE leaders, wishing them well and more progress and welfare to the UAE.

Source: UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs & International Cooperation