President meets with the Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE and the Ruler of Dubai

President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom met with the Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and the Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, this afternoon. The meeting was held at the Ruler’s Court, Dubai.

During the meeting, the leaders discussed lasting diplomatic relations and longstanding cooperation between the two countries, while expressing hope for continued growth and diversification in relations between the Maldives and UAE.

Moreover, leaders of both countries discussed about challenges Maldives is facing due to climate change, and touched on the need for mutual and global collaboration in the efforts against terrorism.

President Yameen is on a 3-day official visit to the United Arab Emirates where he will meet key leaders in order to further strengthen and diversify trade, increase technical and financial assistance, and further accelerate socioeconomic ties between the UAE and the Maldives.