President Dr Mohamed Waheed
and First Lady Madam Ilham Hussain have arrived back in Male’ this
evening, on conclusion of their official visit to India.
The President made this visit on the invitation of Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh.
During his visit to India, President Waheed met with President
Pratibha Patil, Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh, and other key
officials of the Indian government; including Foreign Secretary Ranjan
Mathai, National Security Advisor Shivshankar Menon, and Minister of
External Affairs S. M. Krishna.
The President also met with the diplomatic community in New Delhi,
and Indian business leaders in Delhi and Mumbai. As part of his visit,
the President delivered a lecture at the Indian Council of World
On arrival at the Ibrahim Nasir International Airport this evening,
President Waheed met with the local media and briefed them on the
accomplishments of this visit. The President noted that this was indeed a
very productive visit, and that Indian leaders were now clear on the
current political and economical state of the Maldives.