The Chief of Defence Force of the Maldives National Defence Force Major General Ahmed Shiyam called on President Mahinda Rajapaksa Monday evening at Temple Trees.
Navy Commander Vice Admiral Jayantha Colombage introduced Major General Shiyam to the President.
During the meeting, the President and Major General Shiyam held a cordial discussion to further strengthen the bilateral relations and mutual cooperation between the two countries. He commended both the President and Sri Lanka's armed forces for defeating terrorism.
The Deputy High Commissioner of Maldives to Sri Lanka Dr. Ahmed Niyaaz and Defense Advisor of the Maldivian High Commission Lieutenant Colonel Mohamed Mukthar accompanied Major General Shiyam.
Secretary to the Ministry of External Affairs Mr. Karunatilaka Amunugama and Director of Naval Operations Commodore N.P.S. Attygalle were also present.