President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih is set to meet former President Maumoon Abdul Gayoom later today to hold discussions on renewing the coalition between MDP and MRM ahead of this year's elections.

Presidential Spokesperson Mohamed Miuvan has confirmed that this meeting is to take place today but refrained from giving any more details about the potential meeting between the two leaders.

The mention of a meeting comes a few days after Maumoon returned home to the Maldives after almost 2 months abroad.

His Maldives Reform Movement MRM is currently a coalition partner of the Solih administration but has yet to declare its alliance ahead of the September Elections. MRM had said before that it would be making a decision when Maumoon returns to the Maldives.

President Solih who is looking to be elected for a second term has already bagged the support of coalition partner Adhaalath and new member Maldives Democratic Alliance MDA but has lost the support of its strongest coalition partner JP.

JP has decided to field its own candidate in the election through a coalition in which it would hold majority power.