Vice President departs for Saudi Arabia

Vice President of Maldives goes to Saudi Arabia

Vice President Dr Mohamed Waheed this morning departed for an official visit to Saudi Arabia.

Speaking to the media before his departure, Vice President said that the purpose of his visit was to discuss the upcoming Donor Conference with Saudi officials. He also said that he would work to strengthen bilateral ties between the Maldives and Saudi Arabia as well explore possibilities of seeking assistance to the development of Maldives.

During the visit, the Vice President is scheduled to meet with senior officials of Saudi government, Saudi Fund for Development, Riyadh Chambers of Commerce and Industry, and the Islamic Development Bank.

Iranian Ambassador pays a courtesy call on the Vice President

Iranian Ambassador Mr Mahmoud Rahimi Gorji with V. President of Maldives
Vice President Dr Mohamed Waheed has today met with the Ambassador of Iran to the Maldives, Mr Mahmoud Rahimi Gorji. The meeting was held this morning at the President’s Office.

Discussions were mainly focused on ways to enhance the close bilateral relations that exist between the Maldives and Iran. Dr Waheed also explored possibilities of increasing Iran’s assistance to the Maldives.

Vice President meets the US Ambassador

VP Dr. Waheed with American Ambassador Patricia A. Butenis
Vice President Dr Mohamed Waheed has today met with the American Ambassador, Patricia A. Butenis. The meeting was held this morning at the President’s Office.

Discussions were focused on ways of strengthening the bilateral relations between the two countries and on the upcoming donor conference to be held in the Maldives.

Vice President welcomed the investment promotion agreement that was signed between the two countries and thanked the ambassador for facilitating the agreement.

The Ambassador expressed interest in expanding the American Corner at the National Library.