As part of his official visit to Saudi Arabia, Vice President Dr Mohamed Waheed has met with Governor of Riyadh Prince Salman Bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud, this morning.

At the meeting held at the Office of the Governor, Vice President Dr Waheed and Governor Prince Salman discussed bilateral relations between the Maldives and Saudi Arabia, and ways of extending these relations in areas of economic cooperation.

Vice President said the close brotherly relations that exist between both countries were underpinned by Islamic values. Dr Waheed also thanked the Saudi government for their assistance to the Maldives in the past, and sought further Saudi assistance for the development of the Maldives.

Dr Waheed also briefed the Governor on the investment opportunities in the Maldives, especially in the areas of providing utilities and infrastructure development.

Speaking at the meeting, Governor Prince Salman pledged more assistance and support to the Maldives. He said it was a duty of Saudi Arabia to assist Islamic countries around the world.

The Governor also highlighted the importance of exchanging visits of business delegations between both countries to explore business and investment opportunities.

Vice President’s visit to Saudi Arabia is to lobby support for the Donor Conference.