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Pakistani PM to visit Maldives for Independence Day

Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif (R) holds the official talks with President Yameen during the latter's state visit to Pakistan last year. FILE PHOTO/PRESIDENT'S OFFICE

Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif (R) holds the official talks with President Yameen during the latter’s state visit to Pakistan last year. FILE PHOTO/PRESIDENT’S OFFICE

Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has accepted President Abdulla Yameen’s invitation to visit the Maldives and take part in the Independence Day celebrations.

Mihaaru understands that the prime minister is scheduled to arrive coming Tuesday.

PM Nawaz Sharif had accepted the president’s invitation the last two years as well. However, the prime minister was not able to visit the Maldives in 2015 due to flooding in Pakistan, and then again in 2016 due to his heart surgery.

Following his cancellation, Sri Lankan president Maithipala Sirsena had attended as the Chief Guest of the celebrations in 2015, which marked the Maldives’ 50th Independence Day.

According to the President’s Office, the celebrations and activities of this year’s Independence Day will take place July 26 at 9:00 p.m. at the National Football Stadium in capital Male. The official reception, hosted by President Yameen and First Lady Fathimath Ibrahim, is to be held the following night at Dharubaaruge convention centre.

President Yameen will also address the nation on the morning of July 26 at 10:00 a.m.

Moreover, the parade and route march organised by the National Cadet Corps will take place the following evening.

Full details are available from the link below:

Source URL: Mihaaru-News

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