President Mohamed who is currently on a tour to Europe has today met with President Ólafur Grímsson of Iceland.

The two leaders discussed issues of mutual concern such as climate change.

President Nasheed emphasised that climate change was very real threat to the world and that the issue needed to be tackled urgently. He further commended Iceland’s policies in making renewable energy as their main energy source, stating that developed as well as developing countries could take example from Iceland.

President Nasheed also noted that cooperation between the two countries could be increased in the area of fisheries as well as in field of renewable energy, and sought Iceland’s assistance in these two areas.

President Ólafur Grímsson expressed desire to further strengthen relations with the Maldives and said the Iceland would give its support and assistance to the Maldives in everyway possible.

Separately President Nasheed also met with Prime Minister Jóhanna Sigurðardóttir and discussed ways of strengthening bilateral relations between the two countries.
President Nasheed arrived at Iceland earlier today.