President Mohamed Nasheed has today met with his Sri Lanka counterpart Mahinda Rajapaksa. The meeting was held at President’s House in Anuradhapura.

At the meeting, discussions were focused on the close bilateral ties that exists between Sri Lanka and the Maldives and on areas of mutual concern.

President Nasheed congratulated the government of Sri Lanka for their tremendous success in effecting an end to the decades-old conflict in their country. He also expressed his confidence that Sri Lanka would reach greater heights of development and prosperity during the tenure of President Rajapaksa.

President Rajapaksa expressed pleasure at President Nasheed’s stop over visit to Sri Lanka.
The two Presidents also discussed on further intensifying bilateral cooperation between the two countries, in various areas including trade, and investments.

President Nasheed also attended a luncheon hosted in his by the Sri Lankan President.

Separately, the President Nasheed met with Sri Lanka’s Foreign Minister Rohitha Bogollagama, and discussed bilateral relations between the two countries.