Maldives President Nasheed arrives in Italy

Wednesday, 18 February 2009 08:11


President Mohamed Nasheed has arrived in Rome on Tuesday evening.

Later in the evening President Nasheed and members of his delegation attended a dinner hosted by Fiormonte Law Firm.

Speaking to the media, before his departure to Italy on Tuesday, the President had said that the purpose of his visit was to seek European investments to various developmental projects and to facilitate European businesses to operate in the Maldives. In addition, he said a key purpose of this visit was to give extra support to the country’s tourism sector in alleviating a possible negative impact of the global economic crisis on our tourism industry. During his visit, the President is expected to attend the inauguration ceremony of the BIT 2009 and is scheduled to give a press conference, aimed at promoting Maldivian tourism in Europe. He will also give media interviews to some of the prominent stations in Italy.

President Nasheed is accompanied by a high level delegation including key members of his cabinet and some parliamentarians.


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