On an invitation of President Mohamed Nasheed, Former President of India Dr A. P. J. Abdul Kalam has arrived in the Maldives this afternoon.

He was greeted on arrival at Malé International Airport by Vice President Dr Mohamed Waheed, Special Envoy of the President Ibtahim Hussain Zaki and Minister of Foreign Affairs Dr Ahmed Shaheed.

Dr Abdul Kalam was given an honour guard at the Malé International Airport by the Maldives National Defence Force.

President Nasheed will meet Dr Abdul Kalam this afternoon.