President Mohamed Nasheed this morning departed for Europe, travelling to Germany, Iceland, Switzerland and Finland.

During the visit, the President will meet with political leadership of all four countries, as well as industry leaders, investors and climate experts in those countries.

An overview schedule of the trip include: a visit to ITB Berlin, an international travel and trade show held in Germany every year; a lecture at the Freie Universiate Berlin, which is one of the most influential and authoritative foundations in Germany; a public lecture in Iceland; and, speech at the Seminar and Policy Debate organised by the Finnish Institute of International Affairs (FIIA).