Maumoon leaves on ‘official trip’ to India

Former president Maumoon Abdul Gayoom has today left for New Dheli, India on an ‘official trip’, according to a press release from the former president’s office.

Dhivehi Rayithunge Party (DRP) vice president Ahmed Thasmeen Ali, who has put himself forward as a candidate for the DRP leadership after Gayoom’s departure, is accompanying.

During this trip Maumoon will meet Indian Prime Minister Dr Mammauhan Singh and other senior government officials.

Thasmeen also announced the DRP would be offering Maumoon an honorary position at the party’s national congress in February.