Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapakse arrives in the Maldives

President of Sri Lanka Mahinda Rajapakse and First Lady Shiranthi Rajapakse arrived in the Maldives on an official visit this afternoon.

President of the Maldives Abdulla Yameen greeted the Rajapakses on arrival at the Ibrahim Nasir International Airport (INIA).

A bugle call was sounded on Rajapakse’s arrival in Malé and a 21 gun salute was offered. The Maldives National Defense Forces (MNDF) offered a guard of honor on his arrival.

According to the Maldives President’s Office, Yameen and Rajapakse held official talks on regional and international issues of mutual concern.

The two countries signed three agreements on health cooperation, economic development and search and rescue operations.