Maldivian leader calls on PM
Leader of the Dhivehi Rayyithunge Party (DRP) in Maldives, Ahmed Thasmeen Ali, called on Prime Minister Manmohan Singh here on Saturday.
"Mr. Ahmed Thasmeen Ali, Leader of the Dhivehi Rayyithunge Party (DRP), accompanied by Dr. Abdulla Mausoom, MP (DRP Parliamentary Group Deputy Leader, President-DRP Commercial Wing), Dr. Asim Ahmed, Minister of Education, Mr. Ali Azim, MP (DRP Council Member) and Mr. Hassan Saeed, Minister of State of Foreign Affairs of Maldives visited India from 31 July to 4 August 2012," said an official spokesperson of the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA).
"Mr. Ahmed Thasmeen Ali called on the Prime Minister on 4th August 2012. He also met the National Security Adviser and the Foreign Secretary. During the discussions the close ties of friendship and cooperation between India and Maldives were underlined.
"The Prime Minister conveyed that India was committed to working with Maldives for the economic development and progress of Maldives. In this regard, it was hoped that all the stake holders in Maldives would work together to resolve the current situation in the Maldives and help in maintaining an environment of peace and stability in the country," the spokesperson said.
"Mr. Ahmed Thasmeen Ali addressed an audience at the Observer Research Foundation in New Delhi on the topic of "Challenges and Problems of an Infant Democracy - The Maldives Experience" on 3rd August 2012," he said.