Piracy discussed during president’s India visit

Piracy within Indian and Maldivian waters was amongst the issues discussed by President Mohamed Nasheed during a three day visit to the country last week, according to local press reports.

India-based newspaper the Economic Times reported that Nasheed held discussions with local External Affairs Minister Somanahalli Mallaiah Krishna over issues such as trade, as well as methods to extend anti-piracy measures between the two countries to boost security within the Indian Ocean.

The report added that counter-terrorism issues and climate change were also touched upon in the talks with regards to mutual assistance between the two countries in the future.

The president returned from the India visit on Sunday (27 February).