Maldivian president due to arrive in Islamabad tomorrow

February 24, 2015

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Maldivian President Abdulla Yameen. — AP/File
Maldivian President Abdulla Yameen. — AP/File

ISLAMABAD: Maldivian President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom is scheduled to arrive in Islamabad tomorrow (Wednesday) on a two-day official visit.

Official sources told Dawn that during his first ever visit to Pakistan, President Gayoom would meet his counterpart Mamnoon Hussain and would also call upon Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.

President Gayoom was scheduled to visit Islamabad last year in August but did not make the trip due to the political crisis in the country and the sit-ins outside the Parliament by the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) and Pakistan Awaami Tehreek (PAT).

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Maldives is part of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (Saarc) and matters relating to SAARC and regional issues would be discussed when leadership of both countries would meet in Islamabad, sources said.