Maldives forges diplomatic ties with Burkina Faso

The Maldives has signed a joint communiqué declaring diplomatic relations with Burkina Faso, a landlocked West African country known exporting gold.

The communiqué was signed by Maldives’ Permanent Representative to the United Nations (UN) Mr. Abdul Ghafoor Mohamed, and Burkina Faso’s UN Permanent Representative Mr. Der Kogda, at a ceremony in New York.

In his speech, Ambassador Ghafoor expressed the Maldives’ commitment to establishing ties with friendly African nations and hoped that these ties would foster a close relationship between the nations and their people.

Both countries are members of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation.

Burkina Faso is the 161st country to establish diplomatic relations with the Maldives.