President Nasheed meets leaders in Malaysia

As part of his official visit to Malaysia for the 6th World Islamic Economic Forum, President Mohamed Nasheed met with leaders of the Islamic world.

The president met with the Chairman of the Forum’s Foundation, Tun Musa Hitam, yesterday.

President Nasheed spoke about expanding the forum, and assured Maldives’ assistance in doing so.

He thanked Hitam for his work as Commonwealth Secretary General’s Special Envoy to the Maldives, which he began in 2005 and assisted in the democratic developments of the country.

President Nasheed then met with the Sultan of Brunei, Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah.

The president thanked Brunei’s government for its support and assistance to the Maldives, especially in education.

Sultan Hassanal assured Brunei’s continued assistance to the Maldives and hoped to enhance bilateral relations.

President Nasheed also met with Prime Minister of Malaysia, Dató Sri Mohamed Nahjib bin Tun Abdul Razak.

They discussed ways of furthering bilateral relations and the close friendship and cooperation the two countries have shared.