MARCH 11, 2010
Permanent Representation of Georgia to the United Nations
New York, NY
Georgia and the Republic of Maldives signed a joint communiqué on the establishment of diplomatic and consular relations.
According to the joint communiqué, Georgia and Maldives will develop bilateral relations on the principles of the United Nations enshrined in the UN Charter, including the principles of territorial integrity and equal sovereignty.
In a joint letter the sides informed H.E. Ban-ki Moon, UN Secretary General on the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries.
The communiqué was signed by H.E. Ambassador Abdul Ghafoor Mohamed , Permannet Representative of Maldives to the United Nations and from the Georgian side by H.E. Ambassador Alexander Lomaia, Permanent Representative of Georgia to the United Nations.
The communiqué signing ceremony was held in New York, at Georgia’s permanent mission to the UN.
Maldives is the tenth country with which Georgia has established diplomatic relations in 2010. Earlier, the diplomatic relations were established with 4 latin American (The Dominican Republic, Saint Lucia, Peru and Paraguay), 3 African (Botswana, Cape Verde and Liberia) and Asia and Pacific Rim (Brunei and Marshall Islands) states.
Georgia has established diplomatic relations with 132 states among the 191 member states of the United Nations.