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.
Raees Nasheed concluded his very successful trip to Riyadh on the invitation of the Saudi Givernment and is returning to London.The special flight is estimated to land in London at 6.05 this morning Insha Allah. Grateful thanks to His Majesty and to Crown Prince— Ahmed Naseem (@KerafaNaseem) October 16, 2018
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.
Alhugadai Saudi Walee Ahudh Mohamed Bin Salman aai bahdhaluve dhekevunu vaahakathakuge thereyga, Raajje aai gulhey vaahaka thakugai vidhaalhuvee KSA in gulhun baavvan beynunfulhuvanee eiregga onna sarukaara ekuga kamah. Raees Yameen aai gulhey evves vaahakaeh vidhaalheh nuvey— Mohamed Nasheed (@MohamedNasheed) October 17, 2018
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.