Vice President Dr Mohamed Waheed last night departed for Barcelona on an official visit.

During the visit, the Vice President will participate at the unofficial ministerial meetings which will be held from 30 – 31 October, to prepare for the Copenhagen Summit.

The Vice President will also participate at the Barcelona Climate talks which will be held from 1 – 5 November.

On his way to Barcelona, the Vice President is now on a one-day stop-over visit to Colombo. In Colombo, he will meet with representatives from Gulf countries and hold discussions on the Donor Conference which will be held later this year in Abu Dhabi.