Pres-Elect Dr. Muizzu meets with UK amb

President-Elect Dr. Mohamed Muizzu has met with British Ambassador to the Maldives Caron Röhslera at his residence, M. Dhimyaath, marking his first meeting with a foreign ambassador in his capacity as President-Elect.

The meeting was held at Muizzu's private residence, M. Dhimyaath, this morning. The meeting was also attended by Vice President-elect Hussain Mohamed Latheef.

Dr. Muizzu's strong educational background includes earning both his undergraduate and master's degrees in Structural Engineering from the University of London in the UK, as well as completing his Ph.D. in Civil Engineering at the University of Leeds in the UK.

Dr. Muizzu's foreign policy

During a rally at the Social Center in Male' on Monday night, where he thanked the citizens for their support in the presidential election, Dr. Muizzu said he has been receiving offers to meet foreign ambassadors following the election results, and he intends to meet them according to established procedures. Without specifying a country, he mentioned that he would meet with the ambassadors of neighboring countries. He also emphasized his intention to maintain strong relations with ambassadors from countries that respect the Maldives.

Dr. Muizzu said he would prioritize a "pro-Maldives" policy in his foreign policy but did not elaborate on the statement. It is believed that his statement is in reference to some Indian newspapers describing him as "pro-China".

"All countries that follow a pro-Maldives policy will have close and friendly relations with us," he stated, adding that the country's independence should be protected, and other countries should respect it.