As part of his ongoing official visit to India, Vice President Dr Mohamed Waheed has today met with Vice President of India Shri Mohammad Hamid Ansari.

Speaking at the meeting held at the official residence of the Indian Vice President, Dr Waheed thanked India for its support in introducing democracy in the Maldives. He expressed his confidence in the continued Indian assistance in the process of consolidation of democracy in the Maldives.

Underscoring the close friendly relations that exist between the Maldives and India, Vice President of India Mohammad Hamid Ansari assured Dr Waheed of continued Indian support for the Maldives in the areas of social and economic development.

Speaking in this regard, the Indian Vice President said that India would try to provide more higher education opportunities for Maldivians in Indian institutions. He also said India would support the promotion of private sector in the Maldives.

At the meeting, Vice President Dr Waheed was accompanied by Special Envoy of the President Ibrahim Hussain Zaki, and Maldives High Commissioner in India Abdul Aziz Yoosuf.

Vice President Dr Waheed is visiting India on an invitation of the Vice President of India.