President Mohamed Nasheed has today met with Indian Foreign Secretary Mrs Nirupama Rao. The meeting was held this afternoon at the President’s Office.

Discussions were held on the ways of strengthening bilateral relations and on possible areas of cooperation between the Maldives and India.

President noted that climate change was a very immediate issue for the Maldives and spoke on the significance of the Copenhagen Accord. He further underlined the need for countries to sign the Accord.

He also discussed other bilateral and multilateral issues such as security and SAARC.

Mrs Rao reiterated India’s commitment to strengthen the close relations with the Maldives. She assured that India would cooperate with the Maldives in all its developmental endeavours.