David Cameron was delighted to meet Mohamed Nasheed, former President of the Maldives (2008-2012), during his visit to London. Mohamed Nasheed and David Cameron first met over 10 years ago.
Mr Nasheed was imprisoned in 2015, a conviction deemed as “politically motivated” by Amnesty International. He was granted asylum in the UK in 2016. Commenting after the meeting, David Cameron reaffirmed that “the UK has always stood up for democracy and against corruption in the Maldives”. During the meeting topics such as democracy, human rights and developments in the Maldives were discussed.