In a rare gesture to Overseas Infrastructure Alliance, H.E. Dr. Mohamed Waheed during his first visit to India immediately after assuming charge as President of Maldives granted audience to their senior management team at New Delhi on May 14, 2012. President's team at the meeting included Dr. Abdul Samad Abdulla Foreign Minister of Maldives, Mr. Abdulla Jihad Finance Minister, Dr. Mohamed Muizzu Housing Minister and Mr. Masood Imad , Media Secretary President Office.
Apart from Ambassador V. B. Soni, Mr. Austine Sequiera, Mr. Ambuj Chaturvedi, Mr. C. S. Gupta and Mr. Amritesh Singh were present in the meeting.
Despite his hectic schedule H.E. President of Maldives interacted for a long time with the team closely and showed interest in knowing about the track record and capabilities of OIA in the recent past with which he seemed visibly impressed.
While discussing about bilateral economic and commercial ties between India and Maldives H.E. President observed that the business opportunities are increasing in his country and exhorted companies like OIA to lose no time and tap it. He offered all help in this regard. He also advised them to approach directly the three Ministers present in the meeting should any need arises. The housing project under consideration also came up for mention.
The meeting ended on a positive note when H.E. President of Maldives repeated the invitation to the OIA team to visit Maldives to get started in the right earnest.