As part of his visit to New York, President Mohamed Nasheed has yesterday met with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina of Bangladesh.

During the meeting, discussions were focused on enhancing cooperation between the two countries in economic and trade areas.

President Nasheed congratulated the Prime Minister on her election victory. He also invited Prime Minister Hasina to the climate conference to be held in the Maldives later this year.

Noting that Bangladesh and the Maldives had shared close bilateral relations, Prime Minister said the government of Bangladesh would continue to extend their full cooperation to the Maldives in the above areas.