Maldives signs four agreements with Pakistan

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COLOMBO, May 8 (Xinhua) — The Maldives has signed four Memorandums of Understanding (MoU) with Pakistan during president Abdulla Yameen’s two-day state visit, his office said on Friday.

The MoUs were for mutual cooperation in healthcare, education, sports, and combating drug abuse.

President Yameen was accompanied by first lady Fathmath Ibrahim, speaker of parliament Abdulla Maseeh Mohamed, and cabinet ministers. “President Yameen thanked his Pakistani counterpart for the excellent hospitality extended to himself and his delegation,” said the president’s office. “President Yameen also extended an invitation to (Pakistan) President Mamnoon Hussain to visit the Maldives at his earliest convenience. At the meeting, both the leaders deliberated on enhancing trade and cultural exchanges, as well as expanding the scope of investment opportunities. Discussions were also held on supporting each other in the global arena.” Yameen has also reportedly invited Prime Minister Mohamed Nawaz Shareef to attend an official function due to be held on July 26 to mark the golden jubilee of the Maldives’independence.

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