President Nasheed has, arrived in Sweden this morning. On his arrival at Stockholm-Arlanda Airport, he was received by Ambassador Lars-Olof Lindgren, Ms Charlotta Åsell from the Anna Lindh Memorial Fund and officials form the Swedish Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

The President’s visit to Sweden is to receive the Anna Lindh Prize 2009.

During the visit, the President will have an audience with the King of Sweden as well as meet with some senior officials of the Swedish government and members of private organisations to explore ways of seeking support and assistance to the Maldives in various areas. He would also meet with some Swedish business leaders to try to find foreign investments to the Maldives.

The President is also scheduled to give a lecture and participate at a discussion co-sponsored by Anna Lindh Memorial Fund and Tällberg Foundation on the theme: “Saving Paradise”.