Bilateral Relations

Maldives-Belgium Relations

Bilateral Relations with Belgium

The Maldives and Belgium have a long history of relations. The Maldives established diplomatic relations with Belgium on 3 October 1977 and the Embassy of Maldives in Belgium was established in Brussels on 27 October 2010.

His Excellency Hassan Sobir presented his Letter of Credence to His Majesty King Philippe on 11 June 2019.

The Belgium Embassy accredited to the Maldives is based in New Delhi.


Development Cooperation

Belgium provided US$ 80,000 through Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) for immediate provision of agricultural inputs to worst affected fisher and farmer groups in the Maldives in 2005. The project has been completed.

Belgium committed US$ 1,280,000 through UNDP for the ‘Emergency Shelter response and recovery for the tsunami affected people of Maldives’ project implemented by UNDP in 2006. US$658,762 has been disbursed. The project is still ongoing.

Belgium provided US$ 782,793 through UNDP for the ‘Restoration of Critical Infrastructure’ project implemented through UNDP in 2005. The project is still ongoing.


Short and long-term training courses

Belgium assistance to the Maldives for human resource development began in 1983. It consists of short and long-term training in various fields such as Health, Tourism, Marketing, etc. 


Maldives Diplomatic representatives previously accredited to Belgium

His Excellency Mr. Ahmed Shiaan, Ambassador of the Republic of Maldives to the Kingdom of Belgium, presented his Letter of Credence on 10 March 2015.

His Excellency Mr. Ali Hussain Didi, the first Ambassador of Maldives to the Kingdom of Belgium, presented his Letter of Credence on 16 March 2011.