17 January 2016, Ref: 27/2016

Minister of State at the Foreign Commonwealth Office, The Rt. Hon. Hugo Swire MP arrived in Maldives this morning on a two-day official visit, on the invitation of the Government of Maldives.

17 January 2016, Ref: 2016-17

Minister of State at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office of the United Kingdom, Rt. Honourable Hugo Swire, MP has paid a courtesy call on President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom.The meeting took place this morning at the President’s Office.

17 January 2016, Ref: 28/2016: 

Minister of State at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office of the United Kingdom, Rt. Honourable Hugo Swire has called on the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Her Excellency Ms. Dunya Maumoon.

18 January 2016, Male', Ref: 31/2016;

  • Former President, currently serving a jail sentence, has left the Maldives to the UK for medical treatment.
    • Before leaving the Maldives, Mr Nasheed signed an undertaking to return to the Maldives after completing his medical treatment.
    • Mr Nasheed’s brother signed a document as a guarantor.
  • Government of the Maldives notes President Nasheed himself requested travel to UK, government agreed to accommodate request.

16 January 2015, Male’, Ref: 24/2016

The Government of the Republic of Maldives has granted permission to Former President Mohamed Nasheed to travel to the United Kingdom to undertake a surgery at his request. Mr. Nasheed is currently serving a 13-year jail sentence for abducting a sitting judge.