Maldives, India Ink Six Agreements During Modi’s Visit

Maldives, India Ink Six Agreements During Modi’s Visit

MALE, Maldives, June 9 (NNN-PSM) – The Maldives and India signed six agreements on Saturday evening, to strengthen ties in a number of areas, including defence and maritime, local media reports said here today (Sunday).

The agreements were inked in the presence of the Maldivian President, Ibrahim Mohamed Solih, and visiting Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, who arrived in the Maldives on Saturday afternoon, for a two-day official visit.

The agreements were signed in the field of sports, maritime, cooperation in customs capacity building, training of civil servants and defence.

Speaking in a special address to Parliament, both Modi and Solih pledged to strengthen diplomatic ties and work towards maintaining peace in the region.

Modi’s visit to the Maldives was his first foreign visit, since the Indian leader won the recently held parliamentary elections.

Later on Saturday, the Maldivian government honoured Modi with “The Most Honorable Order of the Distinguished Rule of Nishan Izzuddeen,” the highest honour conferred by Male on foreign dignitaries.

Modi left the Maldives on Sunday morning, for a visit to neighbouring Sri Lanka.– NNN-PSM


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