President talks energy with ruler of Dubai

President Mohamed Nasheed yesterday met Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, who is also the UAE’s vice president.

During this meeting the pair mostly discussed climate change, energy and tourism.

Sheikh Mohammed praised the role Maldives’ played in addressing climate change, and expressed desire to continue and reinforce the existing relationship between Maldives and the UAE.

Nasheed said the energy summit in Abu Dhabi would highlight the importance of alternative energy sources to combat climate change, and added for the the Maldives to fulfil its pledge of becoming a carbon neutral country, collecting the equipment was vital.