President Nasheed has arrived in Male’, this evening, after concluding his visit to South Korea.

On his arrival at the airport the President was greeted by members of the cabinet and other senior government officials while large crowds of members of the general public gathered near the official jetty to congratulate the President for having received the ‘Champions of the Earth’ Award.

Speaking to the media just after his arrival at the airport, the President said he was honoured to have received the award and that the prize was a testament to the world’s recognition of the efforts of many Maldivians.

The President was awarded the ‘Champions of the Earth’ award, in the category of policy and leadership, during a ceremony today in South Korea.