Ambassador of Palestine accredited to the Maldives Dr Anwar Al-Agha has paid a courtesy call on President Dr Mohamed Waheed today.

At the meeting held at the President’s Office this morning, President Waheed briefed the Ambassador on the current political situation in the country, underlining the vast extent to which the freedom of expression is permitted through the democratic system in the Maldives.

Highlighting the long existing brotherly relations between the Maldives and Palestine, the President and the Ambassador discussed ways to further enhance cooperation between the two countries in the areas of business, tourism and other industries.

Ambassador Al-Agha congratulated President Waheed for the patient and wise steps being taken by the President, in stabilising the political climate of the country. The Ambassador also emphasised the need to manage internal affairs without any external influence.