President Waheed commences visit to Sri Lanka

President Dr Mohamed Waheed departed on an official visit to Sri Lanka Friday (July 5) .

According to the President’s Office website, Dr Waheed left Male’ yesterday evening accompanied by First Lady Ilham Hussain.

President Waheed has told local media ahead of the visit – his second to the country since coming to office controversially last year – that he would be holding bilateral talks on various issues such as requesting supply of materials like construction gravel.  He is also expected to request amendments to current visa arrangements for Maldivian nationals.

The president will use the visit to meet with diplomats to speak about the latest developments in the country.