National Security Council holds first meeting

President Abdulla Yameen’s National Security Council held its first meeting on Wednesday.

The council is set up under the Military Act to advise the President on matters relating to national security.

Defense Minister Mohamed Nazim told local media discussions were held on developing facilities for the military and on compiling policies on national security. He declined to provide further details.

The Home Minister, Foreign Minister, Attorney General and Chief of Defense Forces also sits on the council.