President Mohamed Nasheed has this afternoon met with the Baton relay team from Commonwealth Games Federation that visited the Maldives with the Queen’s Baton 2010 Delhi.

Speaking at the meeting held at the President’s Office, the President underscored India’s capability in successfully hosting Commonwealth Games.

He also said the Maldives would make any contribution it could to make the Games a success.
The President also spoke on the importance of increasing publicity for the Games in the Maldives and said it would benefit local athletes.

The President participated in the Queen’s Baton Relay held in Male’ yesterday morning.
Members of the team noted the President’s participation in the relay and said it brought a special grace to the Baton.

The Maldives is the 67th stop of the Queen’s Baton relay that commenced on 29 October 2009 from the Buckingham Palace.

The Maldives first participated in 1986 Commonwealth Games held in Edinburgh, Scotland.

Vice President Dr Mohamed Waheed, Special Envoy of the President Ibrahim Hussain Zaki, Indian High Commissioner to the Maldives Mr D. M. Mulay and President of Maldives Olympic Committee Ibrahim Ismail participated in the meeting.