Bhutanese PM meets with President Nasheed

Visiting Prime Minister of Bhutan Leonchen Jigmi Yoezer Thinley, also the Chairman of SAARC, and President Mohamed Nasheed met last week to discuss the upcoming SAARC summit, as well as further cooperation in tourism and economic development.

Maldives hosting of the SAARC Summit will be the first to be held in the Southern hemisphere. The 16th SAARC Summit was held last year in Thimphu, Bhutan.

Thinley noted that both countries shared many similarities and the hopes and aspirations of both peoples were the same, and that both Bhutan and the Maldives could learn from each others’ experiences.