In a move toward transparency and accountability, President Dr. Mohamed Muizzu has decided to publicly disclose financial details related to official presidential trips. The President’s Office announced that expenditures from the state budget for official visits will be made available within 15 days of the conclusion of each trip. This decision comes in recognition of the challenges journalists face in obtaining information about presidential travels.
President Muizzu’s first official visit was to Turkey, where he engaged in discussions with President Erdoğan and various high-ranking Turkish officials to explore opportunities for expanding cooperation in mutual areas of interest. During this visit, Presidents Muizzu and Erdoğan witnessed the signing of the Agreement on Trade and Economic Cooperation between the Maldives and Turkey.
Subsequently, President Muizzu journeyed to Dubai to attend the Twenty-Eighth Session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP28). As the President prioritizes transparency, the public can expect detailed financial insights into the expenditures associated with these official trips, fostering a more open and accountable governance approach.