President Mohamed Nasheed has today met with the British High Commissioner, Dr Peter Hayes. The meeting was held this afternoon at the official residence of the President, Mulee-aage.

At the meeting, the discussions were focused on ways of strengthening bilateral relations between the Maldives and the UK. Discussions were also held on enhancing police and economic cooperation between the two countries.

Speaking at the meeting, Dr Hayes said that the UK supported climate initiative efforts undertaken by the government of Maldives. He especially noted that the Climate Vulnerable Forum which was held in the Maldives was an important step towards sealing a deal in Copenhagen.