Maldives Explores Funding Partnerships with AIIB for Ambitious Development Goals

In a strategic move towards realizing President Dr. Mohamed Muizzu's robust development vision, Minister of Foreign Affairs Moosa Zameer met with Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) President Jin Liqun. The talks centered around potential funding opportunities to fuel Maldives' progress. Key topics included infrastructure investments in major population hubs, regional airports, and the transition to solar energy. Minister Zameer, part of President Muizzu's delegation at the COP28 summit in Dubai, reaffirmed the government's commitment to completing and unveiling Velana International Airport by the 2024 tourist season. AIIB, with its history of supporting Maldives during the Covid-19 pandemic, remains a pivotal partner in the nation's pursuit of sustainable development.