The new High Commissioner of Brunei to the Maldives Mr Abdul Ghafar Ismail, the new Ambassador of Japan, Mr Kunio Takahashi and the new Ambassador of Qatar to the Maldives, Mr Saed Abdullah Al Masoori have presented their credentials to President Nasheed. The three separate ceremonies were held today at the President's Office.

Following the presentation, the President met with the three diplomats and discussed with the Ambassadors on ways of strengthening bilateral relations and on possible areas of cooperation.
The Ambassadors expressed happiness for having the opportunity to serve in the Maldives as Ambassadors of their respective countries. They also expressed confidence that the Maldives would attain greater prosperity and development during the tenure of President Nasheed.

President Nasheed thanked the Ambassadors for the kind sentiments expressed. He also expressed the strong wish to maintain and expand friendly relations and reinforce mutually beneficial cooperation between the Maldives and the respective countries.