Maldivian VP discusses Covid-19 recovery efforts with Ranil

As part of his ongoing trip to the Middle East to take part in the fifth Indian Ocean Conference (IOC) 2021, Vice President of Maldives Faisal Naseem was called on by former Prime Minister of Sri Lanka, Ranil Wickremesinghe. reports that during the meeting, the pair engaged in discussions regarding the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic as well as efforts to gradually recover from the same.

Extending gratitude for the generous hospitality extended by the Government of Sri Lanka to the Maldivian community residing in Sri Lanka, the Vice President shed light on the Sri Lankan Government’s contribution to the Maldives’ education and health sectors.

VP Naseem highlighted the island nation’s efforts to address the climate crisis and urged the whole world to take action, revealing that Maldives is investing immensely in environmental protection.

When inquired about tourism progress in the island nation, VP Naseem briefed the former Sri Lankan PM on the slow recovery of the sector, after suffering immensely from impacts of the pandemic.