Ambassador of Italy to the Maldives Mr Pio Mariani has paid his farewell call on President Mohamed Nasheed.

In the meeting, President Nasheed expressed his appreciation for the Ambassador’s valuable services to Maldives during his tenure as the Ambassador.

Speaking at the meeting held at the President’s Office today, President Nasheed thanked Ambassador Mariani for his support to democratic reform process of the Maldives. Discussions were also held on government policies to improve the economic standard of Maldives. The President shared his views on the outpost of University of Milano-Bicocca established in F.Magoodhoo.

Mr Mariani commended on the President’s efforts to consolidate the principles of democracy and good governance in the Maldives and presented his views to the President on how to continue the process.