Foreign Secretary of India pays courtesy call on the President

The Foreign Secretary of the Ministry of External Affairs of India, H.E. Dr. S. Jaishankar, paid a courtesy call on President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom, this morning, at the President’s Office.

At the ceremony, the President welcomed the Foreign Secretary to the Maldives and conveyed good wishes to the President of India, H.E. Pranab Mukherjee and the Prime Minister of India, H.E. Narendra Modi.

During the call, the President expressed sincere appreciation for the continued support and assistance provided by the Government of India. President also expressed his firm commitment to further elevate existing relations through different avenues of cooperation. In this regard, the President noted that commercial relations between the two countries would further enhance the greater economic cooperation and development. Additionally, the President expressed confidence in the Foreign Secretary’s visit to the Maldives, which would expedite the implementation of the different areas of cooperation between Maldives and India.

The Foreign Secretary thanked the President for receiving him and expressed pleasure for the opportunity to meet with the President. The Foreign Secretary also conveyed the good wishes to the President from the President and the Prime Minister of India, and assured that India will continue to assist and collaborate with the Maldives to enhance the ties of friendship and cooperation between the two countries. The Foreign Secretary further discussed opportunities for commercial investments in the Maldives.
The President was accompanied at the call by the Minister of State for Foreign Relations at the President’s Office, H.E Mr. Mohamed Naseer and the Foreign Secretary at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and H.E. Dr. Ali Naseer Mohamed.

The Foreign Secretary was accompanied at the call by the Ambassador of India, H.E. Akhilesh Mishra and Joint Secretaries of the Ministry of External Affairs of India, Mr. Sanjay Panda and Mr. M. Subbarayuda.

Indian Foreign Secretary Jaishankar calls on Minister Asim and Foreign Secretary

13 April 2017 – Male’

The Foreign Secretary of India, His Excellency Dr. S. Jaishankar called on Minister of Foreign Affairs of Maldives, His Excellency Dr. Mohamed Asim, this morning.

During the call held at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Minister Asim welcomed the Foreign Secretary to the Maldives and reflected on close bilateral relations between the Maldives and India. Discussions also ensued on ways to comprehensively deepen mutually beneficial cooperation in various fields. Minister Asim emphasized the assistance received from India for development of the defence, health and human resource sector of the Maldives and expressed his gratitude for remaining as a close reliable friend.

Minister Asim was accompanied by His Excellency Dr Ali Naseer Mohamed, Foreign Secretary, His Excellency Mr. Ahmed Khaleel, Secretary, Bilateral and Ms. Aishath Azeema, Joint Secretary at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

The Foreign Secretary of India, His Excellency Dr. S. Jaishankar also met the Foreign Secretary of Maldives, H.E. Dr. Ali Naseer Mohamed this morning.

During the meeting the two Foreign Secretaries reviewed the close friendly relations and cooperation between the two countries. The two Foreign Secretaries also discussed ways for further strengthening the ties between the two countries.

Foreign Secretary Dr. Ali Naseer Mohamed was accompanied by H.E. Mr. Ahmed Khaleel, Secretary (Bilateral), Ms. Aishath Azeema, Joint Secretary and Ms. Samahath Zuhuree, Assistant Director at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

The Foreign Secretary of the Republic of India arrives in Maldives

12 April 2017 – Male’

The Foreign Secretary of the Republic of India, His Excellency Dr. S. Jaishankar arrived in Maldives this afternoon on an official visit. The Foreign Secretary was received on arrival at the Velaana International Airport, by the Foreign Secretary, His Excellency
Dr. Ali Naseer Mohamed.

During the visit, Foreign Secretary Jaishankar is scheduled to call on His Excellency
Mr. Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom, President of the Republic of Maldives and Minister of Foreign Affairs, His Excellency Dr. Mohamed Asim.  He is also expected to hold consultations with his counterpart, H.E. Dr. Ali Naseer Mohamed.

Foreign Secretary Jaishankar was accompanied by Mr. Sanjay Panda, Joint Secretary (IOR) and Mr. M. Subbarayuda, Joint Secretary (DPA III).