The Ambassador of Germany to the Maldives Mr Jens Uwe Plötner has today presented his Letter of Credentials to President Mohamed Nasheed, at a ceremony held this afternoon at the President’s Office.

After the presentation of credentials, the President and the Ambassador discussed bilateral relations between the two countries and ways of further strengthening these relations.

Discussions were focused on enhancing developmental cooperation between the Maldives and Germany, especially in the area of eco-tourism.

Speaking at the meeting, the President noted the assistance provided by Germany, especially the previous German Ambassador, in the reform process. He further expressed confidence that Germany would continue its assistance to the Maldives.

Ambassador Plötner said that the Germany “admired the courageous policies” installed by President Nasheed. He also said Germany looked forward to a visit by President Nasheed and assured that Germany would extend its assistance to the Maldives in any way possible.

The meeting was attended by Vice President Dr Mohamed Waheed, Special Envoy of the President Mr Ibrahim Hussain Zaki and Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Mr Ahmed Naseem.