President meets Italian Tourism Minister

Sunday, 22 February 2009 10:04

President Mohamed Nasheed on Thursday met with the Mayor of Milan Dr Letizia Morrati and Italian Tourism Minister Maria Brambilla.

During the meeting held between the Mayor of Milan and President Nasheed discussions were held on the close bilateral relations that exist between the two countries and on ways of further improving the relations in other areas, especially in the field of education.

President Nasheed on Thursday also participated in the inauguration ceremony of BIT 2009 Fair in Milan. After the ceremony he visited the Maldives stand at the Fair. He also met with the investors who participate in the Fair and briefed them on the investment opportunities in the Maldives.

The President later met with the Italian Minister of Tourism Maria Brambilla. During the meeting the President noted that Italy plays a significant role in the Maldives’ tourism industry. President Nasheed and Italian Tourism Minister Brambilla also discussed about establishing a Joint Working Bureau on Tourism between the Maldives and Italy.

President Nasheed also held a press conference with Italian media on “Promoting Maldives through Democracy”.


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