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Page added on February 23, 2012

New government meets US Ambassador, Rajapaksa

President Dr Mohamed Waheed Hassan yesterday met United States Ambassador to the Maldives Patricia A Butenis.

According to a statement from the President’s Office, discussions were primarily on the current political situation in the Maldives.

“Particularly, the President briefed Ambassador Butenis on the National Unity Government and the progress of its Roadmap,” the statement read.

Vice President Designate Mohamed Waheeduddeen meanwhile met with President Mahinda Rajapaksa in Sri Lanka.

Visiting Sri Lanka as a Special Envoy of President Dr Mohamed Waheed, Waheeduddeen presented a letter to the Sri Lankan President, on his behalf.

“At the meeting, Waheeduddeen noted the close relations established between the two countries, and discussed hopes for further enhancing the ties both the countries share,” a statement read. “Further, Mr Waheeduddeen expressed his gratitude to the Sri Lankan government for the aid and support being provided to the Maldives.”

Dr Waheed’s political advisor, Dr Hassan Saeed, yesterday met with the Commonwealth in the UK, representing the new government. Former Maldives High Commissioner to the UK, Dr Farahanaz Faizal, represented former President Mohamed Nasheed.

Dr Saeed was also interviewed on the BBC.

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  • Paatey: Sorry, wrong house! We thought the people in there offended our boss so we trashed the place. Man, we should stop drinking before going on our attack sprees....
  • Dumb & dumber: @ u turn, You are right. This kind of statement makes Nasheed appear like a stark raving loony. He might think he is being extremely smart, and what...
  • TEST: ITs not maafushi,,its Dhoonidhoo :)
  • Maldivian: @LOL dark economy She’s right on that regard. The regime lines its pockets by selling heroin on inflated prices on the street.
  • Maldivian: Well, anni my old friend. You’re going soft. This is why you make a lousy leader. You’re just too soft. Sucks to be you, trying to butter up to...
  • maldi: The present regime of Maldives is trying to emulate Communist China in many ways. Without a care towards transparency, human rights or justice they want large...
  • ali: The “Gorunudhoaru” has been fed a pile of political crap, to be polite! Let’s be clear about a few things. The international community has on...
  • andrew: Why did Nasheed allow his ministers to detain the judge? Surely, the President had the power to overrule such acts taken by his cabinet, especially if they...

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