President Xi Jinping and his Maldivian counterpart, Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom, jointly unveiled a housing project in the Maldives on Monday in which Chinese companies will participate.
Growing links between China and the picturesque island country are highlighted by a range of projects that include building a landmark bridge and upgrading the main airport.
Chinese president Xi Jinping has started his state visit. This is the first official visit from a Chinese head of state to the central Indian Ocean island country since the two countries established diplomatic relations in 1972.
President Xi Jinping arrived in Male on Sunday for a state visit to Maldives, the first of its kind since the two countries established diplomatic ties 42 years ago.
As China has accounted for the largest share of tourists visiting the Maldives for the past four years, Chinese tourist agencies are optimistic about future business.
President Xi Jinping envisioned China's expanded teamwork with the Maldives as he arrived at the first stop of a trip that will take him to Sri Lanka and India.
President Xi Jinping will hold talks with Maldivian President Abdulla Yameen and a series of cooperation agreements are expected to be signed between the two countries.
Chinese President Xi Jinping vows to pursue close cooperation with the Maldives on climate change ahead of his state visit to the island country.
Chinese President Xi Jinping left Dushanbe for the Maldives on Sunday morning after attending the 14th summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) and paying a state visit to Tajikistan.
On Aug 20, Shi Taifeng, secretary of the Suzhou city Party committee, met Maldivian president Abdulla Yameen and his delegation in Suzhou who attended the opening ceremony of the Nanjing Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, Jiangsu province.
The Chinese government has pledged $16 million in aid to Maldives, the President's Office said on Monday as President Abdulla Yameen continues his visit to China.
China and the Maldives inked two deals, including an economic and technical cooperation agreement, as the sides pledged to strengthen cooperation.