President Mohamed Nasheed has today met with German Chancellor Dr Angela Merkel. The meeting was held at the Federal Chancellory.

On his arrival at the Federal Chancellory President was given a very warm welcome with military honours.

Discussions at the meeting were focused on the close bilateral relations that exist between the two countries and ways to enhance the relations.

After the meeting, the President and the Chancellor met with the press.

President Nasheed thanked the German government and the people for their support to the Maldives throughout the democratic reform process. He also expressed his hope that Germany would continue to assist the Maldives in its efforts to strengthen and consolidate democracy.

He also noted the role played by Chancellor Merkel, in reaching an agreement at COP15.

Chancellor Merkel congratulated President Nasheed for the smooth process of democratic reform in the Maldives.

Earlier today, Presdient and his delegation were given a guided tour of Berlin. He also visited Hohenscönhausen Memorial, a former political prison.

President Nasheed arrived in Berlin early this morning.