China and Maldives sign free trade, maritime deals
China and the Maldives on Thursday signed deals to cooperate on a free-trade agreement and on Beijing’s maritime trade plan, as China takes a growing strategic interest in South Asia.
The agreements were signed after a meeting between Chinese President Xi Jinping and Maldivian President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom, who is on a four-day visit to China that will end on Saturday.
Xi told Yameen the free-trade agreement and memorandum of understanding on the maritime plan would inject “…
Source: China News
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