The Crown Prince, Deputy Premier and the Minister of Defence of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, His Royal Highness Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud has arrived in the Maldives this afternoon. He was greeted, on arrival at Ibrahim Nasir International Airport by President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom.
A brief meeting was held between President Yameen and Prince Salman at the V.V.I.P Lounge at the Ibrahim Nasir International Airport.
The official welcome ceremony for the Crown Prince was held in Male’, at the Jumhooree Maidhaan, opposite the official jetty.
A bugle call was sounded on the arrival of Crown Prince at the Official Jetty. President Yameen and Prince Salman then proceeded to the Saluting Dias. Prince Salman was then given a 7-Gun Salute. The national anthems of the two countries were played. Prince Salman then proceeded to inspect a guard of honour.
During the welcome ceremony held at Jumhooree Maidhan, Prince Salman was introduced to Vice President Dr Mohamed Jameel Ahmed, Ministers, State Ministers and other senior government officials.
The members of the Saudi delegation were then introduced to President Yameen.