Vice President briefs RCCI on investment opportunities in the Maldives

21march2010

Vice President Dr Mohamed Waheed has today briefed Riyadh Chamber of Commerce and Industry (RCCI) on the investment opportunities available in the Maldives.

Speaking at a meeting hosted by the Chairman of RCCI Dr Abdulrahman bin Ali Al-Jeraisi, the Vice President said that the Maldives was now open for business and that Maldives would welcome Saudi investors. He said that Maldives was specifically looking for investors in areas such as housing, infrastructure, providing utilities and renewable energy.

Stating that the government’s policy was to promote private sector, Dr Waheed said that assistance was needed in this area.

Minister of State for Finance and Treasury Ahmed As-ad also spoke at the meeting. He stressed the importance of establishing a trade link between the two countries.

In his statement Dr Abdulrahman bin Ali Al-Jeraisi welcomed the Vice President to Saudi Arabia. He also highlighted the importance of exchanging visits of business delegations between both countries to explore business and investment opportunities.

Gulf Cooperation Council to encourage member countries to participate in Donor Conference

Gulf Cooperation Council with the Maldives Vice President

The Assistant Secretary General for Economic Affairs of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), Dr Mohamed Bin Obeid Al-Mazroi has said that GCC would encourage its member countries to participate in Maldives Donor Conference to be held from 28-29 March. He revealed this during his meeting with Vice President Dr Mohamed Waheed who is currently on an official visit to Saudi Arabia.

Speaking at the meeting held at the Headquarters of GCC, the Vice President briefed Dr Mohamed Bin Obeid Al-Mazroi on the preparations being made for the Donor Conference and on priority areas for assistance.

Dr Mohamed Bin Obeid Al-Mazroi said that apart from encouraging its member countries to participate at the meeting, the Gulf Cooperation Council itself would be represented at the conference.

Vice President departs for Saudi Arabia

Vice President of Maldives goes to Saudi Arabia

Vice President Dr Mohamed Waheed this morning departed for an official visit to Saudi Arabia.

Speaking to the media before his departure, Vice President said that the purpose of his visit was to discuss the upcoming Donor Conference with Saudi officials. He also said that he would work to strengthen bilateral ties between the Maldives and Saudi Arabia as well explore possibilities of seeking assistance to the development of Maldives.

During the visit, the Vice President is scheduled to meet with senior officials of Saudi government, Saudi Fund for Development, Riyadh Chambers of Commerce and Industry, and the Islamic Development Bank.

Iranian Ambassador pays a courtesy call on the Vice President

Iranian Ambassador Mr Mahmoud Rahimi Gorji with V. President of Maldives
Vice President Dr Mohamed Waheed has today met with the Ambassador of Iran to the Maldives, Mr Mahmoud Rahimi Gorji. The meeting was held this morning at the President’s Office.

Discussions were mainly focused on ways to enhance the close bilateral relations that exist between the Maldives and Iran. Dr Waheed also explored possibilities of increasing Iran’s assistance to the Maldives.

Vice President meets the US Ambassador

VP Dr. Waheed with American Ambassador Patricia A. Butenis
Vice President Dr Mohamed Waheed has today met with the American Ambassador, Patricia A. Butenis. The meeting was held this morning at the President’s Office.

Discussions were focused on ways of strengthening the bilateral relations between the two countries and on the upcoming donor conference to be held in the Maldives.

Vice President welcomed the investment promotion agreement that was signed between the two countries and thanked the ambassador for facilitating the agreement.

The Ambassador expressed interest in expanding the American Corner at the National Library.