The Minister of Interior of the Republic of Türkiye, H.E. Ali Yerlikaya, paid a courtesy call on H.E. President Dr Mohamed Muizzu on Tuesday. The meeting was held at the Presidential Guesthouse in Türkiye.

Speaking at the meeting, the President expressed his interests in exploring new avenues for cooperation and strengthening partnerships in existing areas of collaboration, both bilaterally and multilaterally. Additionally, he expressed gratitude to the government of Türkiye for its continuous support and assistance to the Maldives.

The Turkish minister thanked President Dr Muizzu for making his first official visit as President of Maldives to Türkiye.

Discussions between the President and the Turkish Minister focused on increasing cooperation in various areas including counter-terrorism, cybersecurity, and providing tailored training for Maldives civil defence.

President Dr Muizzu is currently on an official visit to Türkiye at the invitation of the Turkish President. First Lady Sajidha Mohamed and a high-level Maldivian delegation comprising senior government officials are accompanying the President on the visit.