Vice President Faisal Naseem on Wednesday met with the Maldivian students who competed in the King Abdulaziz International Competition for the Holy Quran, held in Mecca, Saudi Arabia. The meeting was held at the President's Office. The parents of the students who competed were also present at the meeting.

The Maldivian students who participated in the competition were Ahmed Nabeeh Abdul Qadir and Mohamed Youshau. Ahmed Nabeeh had advanced to the finals of the competition.

The Vice President praised and applauded the students, and their parents for their tireless efforts, especially noting Nabeeh’s success in the competition. He also stated that Maldivian students participating in a prestigious Holy Quran competition is an honour and brings goodwill to the nation.

Vice President Faisal Naseem went on to say that the administration works hard to instil fondness and respect for the Holy Quran in children's hearts, and that it is working to find more opportunities for students in the field of Quran. The parents who attended the meeting thanked the administration for the assistance and support given to their children.

The Minister of Islamic Affairs, Dr Ahmed Zahir, and the Minister of Education, Dr Aishath Ali, also attended the meeting.