President meets Australian Prime Minister

President of the Maldives Mohamed Nasheed has met with Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd to discuss the need to reach an emissions reduction agreement at Copenhagen.

Rudd congratulated the President on his efforts in intervening with the delegates in the plenary to continue the talks.

Nasheed expressed his concern that low lying island nations would be some of the first victims of climate change and that an agreement would have to be reached by the end of the Copenhagen conference.

The President also met with the Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi and the Prime Minster of Grenada Tillman Thomas.