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PM Modi holds talks with visiting Maldivian President Solih

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PM Modi holds talks with visiting Maldivian President Solih

By PTI

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and visiting Maldivian President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih on Tuesday held in depth talks with an purpose to ramp up total bilateral strategic ties together with in areas of commerce and funding.

Solih, accompanied by a high-level delegation, arrived in Delhi on Monday on a four-day go to.

The Maldives is one among India’s key maritime neighbours within the Indian Ocean Region and the general bilateral ties together with in areas of defence and safety have been on an upward trajectory in the previous couple of years.

After a gathering with Solih, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Monday night stated India’s ‘Neighbourhood First’ coverage and the Maldives’ ‘India First’ coverage are “complementary” they usually take the particular partnership ahead.

Besides official engagements in New Delhi, President Solih can even go to Mumbai and take part in enterprise occasions. The ties between India and the Maldives have been on an upswing since Solih took cost of the highest workplace in November 2018.

Prime Minister Modi attended the inauguration ceremony of President Solih.

In December 2018, Solih visited India, which was his first abroad tour after changing into the president.

Modi visited the Maldives in June 2019 and it was his first abroad go to in his second time period because the prime minister. Last week, Chief of Maldivian defence forces Maj Gen Abdulla Shamaal visited India.

In March, External Affairs Minister Jaishankar, throughout a go to to Male, handed over a coastal radar system to the nation.

India and Maldives share frequent views on maritime safety points within the Indian Ocean and have been working collectively to broaden defence cooperation.

Development cooperation has been a key pillar of the India-Maldives relationship with New Delhi offering Lines of Credit of over USD 1.2 billion (one billion=100 crores) for infrastructure and grants for neighborhood growth initiatives to the island nation.

In August final 12 months, the island nation sealed a contract for the implementation of an India-funded connectivity mission.

Under the Greater Male Connectivity Project (GMCP) mission, a 6.74 km lengthy bridge and causeway hyperlink shall be constructed to attach the capital metropolis Male with adjoining islands of Villingli, Gulhifalhu and Thilafushi.

Funded underneath a grant of USD 100 million and a Line of Credit of USD 400 million from India, it will likely be reportedly the most important infrastructure mission within the Maldives.

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and visiting Maldivian President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih on Tuesday held in depth talks with an purpose to ramp up total bilateral strategic ties together with in areas of commerce and funding.

Solih, accompanied by a high-level delegation, arrived in Delhi on Monday on a four-day go to.

The Maldives is one among India’s key maritime neighbours within the Indian Ocean Region and the general bilateral ties together with in areas of defence and safety have been on an upward trajectory in the previous couple of years.

After a gathering with Solih, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Monday night stated India’s ‘Neighbourhood First’ coverage and the Maldives’ ‘India First’ coverage are “complementary” they usually take the particular partnership ahead.

Besides official engagements in New Delhi, President Solih can even go to Mumbai and take part in enterprise occasions. The ties between India and the Maldives have been on an upswing since Solih took cost of the highest workplace in November 2018.

Prime Minister Modi attended the inauguration ceremony of President Solih.

In December 2018, Solih visited India, which was his first abroad tour after changing into the president.

Modi visited the Maldives in June 2019 and it was his first abroad go to in his second time period because the prime minister. Last week, Chief of Maldivian defence forces Maj Gen Abdulla Shamaal visited India.

In March, External Affairs Minister Jaishankar, throughout a go to to Male, handed over a coastal radar system to the nation.

India and Maldives share frequent views on maritime safety points within the Indian Ocean and have been working collectively to broaden defence cooperation.

Development cooperation has been a key pillar of the India-Maldives relationship with New Delhi offering Lines of Credit of over USD 1.2 billion (one billion=100 crores) for infrastructure and grants for neighborhood growth initiatives to the island nation.

In August final 12 months, the island nation sealed a contract for the implementation of an India-funded connectivity mission.

Under the Greater Male Connectivity Project (GMCP) mission, a 6.74 km lengthy bridge and causeway hyperlink shall be constructed to attach the capital metropolis Male with adjoining islands of Villingli, Gulhifalhu and Thilafushi.

Funded underneath a grant of USD 100 million and a Line of Credit of USD 400 million from India, it will likely be reportedly the most important infrastructure mission within the Maldives.