|Maldives new president visit sri lanka|
Maldives new President Mohamed Waheed is to visit Sri Lanka
on a two-day tour from Thursday, a spokesman said on Monday-Aug-2012.
government spokesman Masood Imad told Xinhua that Waheed is to call on
Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa during his visit.
addition President Waheed is also to sign two bilateral ties with Sri Lanka,” Masood told Xinhua. Sri Lanka and Maldives has close historical,
economical, social and cultural ties for a long time.
the two countries signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the
Maldives National Defence Force (MNDF) and Sir John Kotalawala Defence
University to provide MNDF personnel military training and an
opportunity to enroll for its degree courses.
The MoU was signed
during a visit by Maldives Defence Minister Mohamed Nazim, to whom the
Sri Lankan president had assured assistance to the Maldivian army.
two South Asian countries had also discussed the conduct of joint
operations to patrol the Economic Zones between the two countries. The
Maldives Defence Minister’s visit was preceded by the Maldives Deputy
President Waheed Deen and State Minister for Foreign Affairs Dunya
Maumoon, who also the daughter of former president Abdul Gayoom.
the power transfer in the Indian Ocean archipelago in Febuary 7, Sri
Lanka had assured its assistance and cooperation with the new