The original Dhivehi article was published on Avas.mv website on 2nd October 2017.
The following is a loose translation:
Ruling party of the Maldives PPM has participated in this year’s annual meeting of the Conservatives, the ruling party of United Kingdom.
Member of PPM’s Parliamentary Group and the Secretary-General, Dr.Abdullah Khaleel tweeted saying that a delegation from the PPM is participating in the ongoing annual meeting of the Conservatives in Manchester. In addition to Khaleel, PPM Parliamentarians, Jameel Usman of Gemanafushi Constituency and Ahmed Shiyam of Naifaru Constituency are seen in the photos he posted.
While PPM takes part in this year’s annual meeting of the Conservatives, PPM used to be the party who criticized most, the close relationship held by MDP and former President Nasheed with the Conservatives.
When PPM was as the opposition, they were heavily critical of Nasheed’s relations even with the UK. However, since they came to power the government has said that they look forward to a constructive relationship with the British.
The annual meeting of the Conservative Party commenced yesterday and will be concluded on Wednesday. In previous annual meetings of the party, MDP’s delegations have participated, it is unclear if they have a delegation in this year’s meeting.