Maldivian President to arrive in India today

Maldivian President Mohamed NasheedNew Delhi, Oct 21: Maldivian President Mohamed Nasheed will arrive here on a five-day visit today.

During his visit, President Nasheed will attend a conference on climate change and review the bilateral ties. He will be the guest of honour at the Delhi High Level Conference on Climate Change and Technology Transfer.

Nasheed is scheduled to meet the Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh. Nasheed''s special focus in his talks with Dr. Singh will be a common approach on climate change issues ahead of December''s Copenhagen Climate Summit.

Both sides will also review ongoing cooperation in the field of health, education, economic projects and developmental assistance.

Nasheed will be accompanied by a large delegation of Ministers, MPs, and mediapersons.

The visit is being held on the invitation of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.

President Nasheed, who became President of the Maldives in November 2008, is visiting India for the second time. (ANI)