President Solih in Malaysia

First Couple tours Pulau Semakau Landfill

  • The visit was paid to “better understand” Singapore’s experiences in regards to waste management
  • President Solih extended invitations to Singaporean President and Prime Minister to visit Maldives at a convenient time for both parties
  • First Couple is on a state visit to Singapore

Zunana Zalif

K. Male' 2019 Jul 02 | Tue 17:51 1,763 local

President Solih visits Pulau Semakau Landfill - Presidents Office

Maldives First Couple, President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih and First Lady Fazna Ahmed have on Monday visited the “Pulau Semakau Landfill” as part of his state visit to Singapore upon the invitation of the country’s government.

The President’s Office revealed that the visit was paid to “better understand” Singapore’s experiences in regards to waste management.

Located offshore in the south of the main Singaporean island, the landfill is the only one of its kind in the country.

The First Couple also visited Singapore’s Botanical Garden for the "Orchid Naming Ceremony".

Also during his visit, President Solih met with President of Singapore Halimah Yacob and the country’s Prime Minister, Lee Hsien Loong to discuss various areas including trade and commerce, security cooperation for sustained peace and prosperity, combating terrorism as well as environment and climate change.

On Monday, Maldives President and Singaporean Prime Minister observed the signing ceremony of two Memorandums of Understanding (MoU).

Following the signing ceremony, Solih had extended invitations to both President Yacob and Prime Minister Loong to visit Maldives at a mutually convenient date, which both dignitaries accepted.

While the First Couple are on a two-day state visit to the Southeast Asian nation, President Yacob hosted a state banquet in honor of the Maldivian First Couple and the delegation.

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