President Mohamed Nasheed has today met with UAE Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum. The meeting was held at Al Mushrif Palace in Abu Dhabi.

Discussions were on a range of areas of mutual interest, including climate change, energy and tourism.

President stressed the importance of the ongoing energy summit in Abu Dhabi, which he said would highlight the importance of alternative energy sources to combat climate change.

President also welcomed the initiatives being taken by the UAE in promoting renewable energy.

Sheikh Mohammed commended the Maldives’ role in addressing climate change. He also expressed desire to continue and strengthen the cordial relations that exists between the Maldives and UAE.