The new French Ambassador to the Maldives, Christine Robichon, presented her credentials to President Mohamed Nasheed yesterday afternoon.
President Nasheed and Ambassador Robichon discussed bilateral relations between the two countries and way to strengthen cooperation.
The president thanked the government and people of France for their assistance to the Maldives, especially their cooperation towards the democratisation and reform process.
The ambassador said the French government supported President Nasheed and his effort to combat climate change, as well as the new democratic government of the Maldives and their respect of human rights and good governance.
She added the French government was willing to continue building strong relations between the two countries that had been established during the Copenhagen climate change summit in 2009.