Former President Mohamed Nasheed has left to the United States on a trip to meet US officials on Saturday morning.
Opposition Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP) stated that Nasheed would first travel to Washington, where he is to meet with the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and the sub-committee of Middle East and Asia Committee. He is also to deliver a speech at the US institute of peace.
MDP states that Nasheed is to meet with US State Department, Assistant Secretary Robert Blake and the International Republican Institute. He is also scheduled to attend the Island President movie Premiere screened by Amnesty International in Washington.
MDP stated that Nasheed is also to attend the round table meeting hosted by Amnesty International and a ‘National Endorsement for Democracy’ meeting.
Nasheed is to later visit Boston and New York, where he is to meet with some high level politicians and give interviews to several media channels.
Nasheed was accompanied by MDP Parliamentary group deputy-leader and Hithadhoo-North constituency MP Mohamed Aslam, MDP Deputy Chairperson (Administrative) Ali Shiyam and Nasheed’s Policy Secretary and MDP Youth Wing President Aminath Shauna.
Nasheed is scheduled to return to Maldives on July 1, after concluding the trip.