Nasheed back in London after trip to Saudi Arabia

Former Maldivian President Mohamed Nasheed (L) and former Minister of Foreign Affairs Ahmed Naseem (R). (Twitter Photo/Ahmed Naseem)

Former Maldivian President Mohamed Nasheed has returned to London, UK, after his trip to Saudi Arabia.

Nasheed, who travelled to Saudi Arabia with former Minister of Foreign Affairs Ahmed Naseem on October 15 at the invitation of King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud returned to London this Wednesday.

Ahmed Naseem tweeted that the trip had been very successful and thanked both King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman for their hospitality.

Nasheed has tweeted that he and the Saudi government did not discuss President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom, but that the Saudi government expressed interest in maintaining diplomatic ties with whichever administration is in power in Maldives.

Neither Nasheed nor Ahmed Naseem have disclosed any further details of the Saudi trip.

Nasheed’s trip came at a time of intense international criticism directed at the Saudi government over the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, who is believed to have been killed inside the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul, Turkey.

Nasheed has made no comment regarding the case.