President Nasheed departs for Seychelles

President Mohamed Nasheed departed for Seychelles this morning on an official visit to attend the Indian Ocean Island Games.

Nasheed will also meet Seychelles President and Vice President during the trip.

Speaking to press before his departure, President Nasheed noted that the government’s economic reform package proposed to parliament would help with the fulfillment of the pledge to lower living costs and control inflation.

President Nasheed also stressed the importance of reducing government expenditure while increasing revenue through newly-introduced taxes.