At the meeting of the Asia Pacific Democrat Union (APDU) held in Colombo, Sri Lanka, MDP Chairperson, Hassan Latheef has been elected as it's Vice Chairman.
The Prime Minister of Sri Lanka and Chairman of APDU, Ranil Wickremesinghe attended the meeting along with the former President of the Maldives, Mohamed Nasheed, representing MDP and the Vice President of MDP, Mohamed Shifaz.
The Asia Pacific Democrat Union (APDU) is an international association of centre-right to right wing political parties. Current head of the coalition ruling party in the Maldives, MDP, is a member of the association.
A number of political parties currently running governments around the world are with APDU including India's The Bharatiya Janata Party, Sri Lanka's United National Party and the Republican Party of USA.
The newly elected Vice Chairman of APDU, Hassan Latheef, is set to return to the Maldives today.