‎1. ‎‏ ‏At the invitation of His Excellency Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom, ‎President of the Republic of Maldives, His Excellency Xi Jinping, President of ‎the People's Republic of China,paid a state visit to the Republic of ‎Maldives from 14th to 16th September, 2014. ‎

‎2. ‎‏ ‏During the visit, President Xi Jinping held talks with President Abdulla ‎Yameen Abdul Gayoom and met with Speaker of Parliament Honourable ‎Abdulla Maseeh Mohamed. In a warm and friendly atmosphere, leaders of the ‎two countries had an in-depth exchange of views and reached broad ‎consensus on Maldives-China relations as well as on international and ‎regional issues of mutual interests.‎

‎3. ‎‏ ‏The two sides were of the view that Maldives-China good-neighborly ‎relations have been growing smoothly since the establishment of their ‎diplomatic relationship and bear fruitful outcomes in mutual-beneficial ‎cooperation. For the sake of upgrading bilateral relations, promoting the ‎wellbeing of the two peoples and peace, stability and prosperity in the region, ‎the two sides decided to establish a Future-Oriented All-round Friendly and ‎Cooperative Partnership.‎

‎4. ‎‏ ‏The two sides agreed to maintain the momentum of high-level contact, ‎strengthen dialogues in various areas and at different levels, encourage and ‎support exchanges and cooperation between the two governments, legislative ‎bodies and social groups.‎

‎5. ‎‏ ‏The two sides reiterated their support for each other on issues of core ‎interests that bear on sovereignty, territorial integrity, stability and ‎development. The Chinese side adheres to the principle of non-interference in ‎internal affairs, and supports Maldives' independent choice of development ‎path. The Maldivian side reiterated that there is only one China in the world, ‎and supports the efforts made by the Chinese Government to realize national ‎reunification.‎

‎6. ‎‏ ‏The Maldives welcomes and supports the proposal put forward by China ‎to build the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road, and is prepared to actively ‎participate in relevant cooperation. The two sides agreed to enhance ‎cooperation in other areas, such as marine, economy, and security.‎

‎7. ‎‏ ‏The two sides agreed to establish the mechanism of the Joint Committee of ‎Economic and Trade Cooperation and hold its inaugural meeting within the ‎year, to plan for pragmatic cooperation in different fields and promote the ‎sustainable development of China-Maldives economic relations.‎

‎8. ‎‏ ‏The Maldives expressed sincere appreciation to the Chinese side for the ‎long-standing assistance to the Maldives' social and economic development. ‎The Chinese government will continue its assistance to the Maldives, and ‎encourage competitive Chinese companies to invest in the Maldives. The ‎Chinese government will favourably consider providing financing support to ‎the construction of Male'-Hulhule' Bridge.‎

‎9. ‎‏ ‏The two sides noted with pleasure that rapid growth of tourism ‎cooperation has strengthened the understanding of the two peoples. The two ‎sides welcomed the airing of The Glamorous Maldives in China and believed ‎that this would help attract more Chinese tourists to the Maldives. China will ‎continue to encourage its citizens to travel to the Maldives, and encourage ‎Chinese enterprises to invest in Maldives tourism industry. The Maldives will ‎improve tourism service and fully ensure the safety of Chinese tourists in the ‎Maldives. The two sides will establish a Joint Meeting Mechanism to deal ‎with the issue of safety of Chinese tourists in the Maldives.‎

‎10. ‎‏ ‏The two sides agreed to further enhance exchanges and cooperation in ‎the fields of defence, technology, culture, education, human resources training ‎and health. China will provide the Maldives with more scholarships for ‎students from Maldives to study in China through various channels and ‎provide assistance to Maldivians to study the Chinese Language. China will ‎carry out cooperation with the Maldives in the field of civil service staff-‎training.‎

‎11. ‎‏ ‏The two sides agreed to further strengthen coordination and cooperation ‎in the United Nations and on other multilateral fora, enhance cooperation on ‎global issues including climate change. China is ready to provide human ‎resources training and material assistance to the Maldives on adapting to ‎climate change. The Chinese side welcomed the important role that the ‎Maldives has played over the years on issues of importance to small states, ‎and would continue coordinating with the Maldives on such issues in the ‎international arena. ‎

‎12. ‎‏ ‏The Maldives expressed the willingness to strengthen cooperation with ‎the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), which was welcomed by the ‎Chinese side. The Maldives hailed China's contribution to the development of ‎South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) and will ‎support China's effort to upgrade its relationship with SAARC. ‎

‎13. ‎‏ ‏Chinese President Xi Jinping expressed his appreciation to President ‎Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom, the Government and people of the Republic ‎of Maldives for the warm hospitality accorded to him and the Chinese ‎delegation, and extended an invitation to President Abdulla Yameen Abdul ‎Gayoom to undertake a State visit China at a mutually convenient time. ‎President Yameen accepted the invitation with pleasure.‎

‎15 September 2014‎