KATHMANDU: The chief of Maldives National Defense Force, Ahmed Shiyam, on Tuesday separately called on Nepal’s President Bidya Devi Bhandari and Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal here in Kathmandu.

Shiyam paid a courtesy call to President Bhandari at her office in Sheetal Niwas and discussed bilateral relationship between Nepal and Maldives, the President’s Office said in a statement. The top security official of the Maldives was accompanied by his senior colleagues in the meeting.

Likewise, Prime Minister Dahal noted that the Nepal Army and MNDF enjoyed good relationship, a statement issued by the PM’s secretariat said.

Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal with chief of Maldives National Defense Force Ahmed Shiyam at Dahal’s office in Baluwatar, Kathmandu on Tuesday, October 18, 2016. Photo Courtesy: PM’s Secretariat

On the occasion, Shiyam expressed happiness over successful integration of the Maoist combatants, saying Nepal’s peace process was exemplary, according to the statement.