Maldives plans to become first carbon-neutral nation in the world

Maldives plans to become first carbon-neutral nation in the worldMale, Mar. 14 : The Maldives, which is threatened by rising sea level as a result of global warming, is planning to become the world''s first carbon-neutral country.

The President of the Island country, Mohammed Nasheed, will reveal details of a plan to achieve full carbon neutrality within 10 years on Sunday, the Independent reported.

Maldives will join a small group of nations racing to be first, in what environmentalists have described as "the Carbon World Cup."

India, Maldives to tackle sea-borne terrorism

India, MaldivesNew Delhi, Feb 4 : India and Maldives will work together to meet the threat of sea-borne terrorism.

This emerged during a meeting between Defence Minister AK Antony and the visiting Minister of Defence and National Security of Maldives, Ameen Faisal here.

Antony assured the Maldivian leader of India''s continued support to the island nation in meeting all its security and development needs.

He said that the strategic interests of India and Maldives are interlinked and that New Delhi was keen to strengthen and expand the defence relations between the two countries in the coming years.

Maldivian President supports Indian stand on Mumbai attacks

Mohammad ''Anni'' NasheedNew Delhi, Dec 25 : Maldivian President Mohammad ''Anni'' Nasheed today supported the Indian stand on Mumbai attacks stating that the militants who staged the three-day rampage came through the sea route from Karachi.

Interacting with the media here, Nasheed said that Maldives is a nation of sea fishermen in the middle of the Indian Ocean and that they are concerned about maritime security.

Maldives Foreign Minister meets Pranab Mukherjee

New Delhi, Dec 1 : Maldives Foreign Minister Ahmed Shaheed called on his Indian counterpart Pranab Mukherjee here today.

Shaheed reached New Delhi on Sunday on a three-day visit to India to further bilateral relations.

Maldivian minister''s visit to New Delhi comes within weeks of a new democratically elected government assuming charge in Male.

Reports said that both the ministers held talks on a wide range of bilateral and regional issues.

Expansion of economic ties and energy security were likely to dominate the talks.

President, VP greet Maldovan President

Mohammed Nasheed takes oath as Maldives’ President