Maldives President Abdulla Yameen on Monday said he looked forward to working with Nepal’s new Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal "Prachanda" to further strengthen relations between the two nations.

Yameen, congratulating Prachanda, said his election reflected the confidence of the people of Nepal in him as a leader, Xinhua news agency reported.

"I am certain that under your able leadership, the people of Nepal would achieve greater success and prosperity," Yameen said.

Prachanda was sworn in as prime minister last week after former Premier K.P. Sharma Oli stepped down ahead of a no-confidence vote in parliament.