Update : President meets his Maldivian counterpart-Video
President Mahinda Rajapaksa and his delegation that arrived in the Maldives on a two-day official visit were received by Maldivian President Abdullah Yameen Abdul Gayoom this afternoon.
The Maldivian National Defence Force fired a 21-guns salute in honor of visiting Sri Lankan President during the welcome ceremony in Male.
Having concluded the Maldivian visit, President Rajapaksa will leave for Seychelles on another visit. The President is scheduled to open Sri Lanka’s new embassy in Seychelles during his visit of Seychelles.
Update : Wednesday, 25 June 2014 - 7:53
------------------------------------------ President leaves for Maldives and Seychelles
President Mahinda Rajapaksa left for Maldives this afternoon on a two-day official visit.
The President’s visit has been organized on an invitation extended by Maldivian President Abdullah Yameen Abdul Gayoom.
The bilateral discussion between the two presidents will be focused on several aspects including tourism, health, airline services, and security.
Having concluded the Maldivian visit, President Rajapaksa is scheduled to leave for Seychelles on another visit.
Wednesday, 25 June 2014 - 4:13
--------------------------- President to Maldives.
President Mahinda Rajapaksa is scheduled to commence an official tour to the Maldives and Seychelles today.
According to the Presidential Media Unit, the President is scheduled to leave for Maldives this evening.
The President’s Maldivian tour was organized following an invitation extended by the Maldivian President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayum.
The 2 leaders will conduct bilateral discussions on tourism, health, aviation and defence and other relevant issues.
The President will remain in Maldives for 2 days and leave for Seychelles upon a special invitation.
A new Sri Lankan Embassy is to be opened by the President in Seychelles.