At a meeting held between President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih and Indian President Shri Ram Nath Kovind, both leaders spoke extensively on the close ties and special friendship between the two countries.

President Solih and First Lady Fazna Ahmed are currently on a State Visit to India, being made on the invitation of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. President Solih and First Lady are being hosted at the Rashtrapati Bhavan, as special guests of the Indian President Ram Nath Kovind.

Discussions were also held on ways to further strengthen the bilateral relations between the Maldives and India, and on matters of mutual interest.

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Vice President of India, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu has paid a courtesy call on President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih. The meeting was held today at the Rashtrapati Bhavan, India.

Discussions were held on the close and friendly relationship shared between the Maldives and India, which is based majorly on historical and cultural bonds. President Solih and the Indian Vice President also spoke on matters of mutual interest.

The Vice President of India further assured President Solih of India’s continuous support to Maldives’ development efforts in all areas.  Read more

  1. The President of the Republic of Maldives, H.E. Mr Ibrahim Mohamed Solih, is on a State Visit to India from 16-18 December 2018 at the invitation of the Prime Minister of the Republic of India, H.E. Mr Narendra Modi.
  2. This is President Solih’s first visit abroad after assuming the office of President of the Republic of Maldives on 17 November 2018. The President of Maldives is accompanied by his wife, First Lady Fazna Ahmed, and a high level delegation, comprising of Minister of Foreign Affairs Abdulla Shahid, Minister of Finance Ibrahim Ameer, Minister of National Planning and Infrastructure Mohamed Aslam, Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation Aishath Nahula, Minister of Economic Development Uz Fayyaz Ismail, senior government officials, and a business delegation.
  3. In an important gesture, President Solih is staying in the Rashtrapati Bhawan as a special guest of Rashtrapatiji. This demonstrates the close ties between India and the Maldives, and the warmth and mutual respect between the two governments.
  4. The President of India met the President of Maldives on 17 December 2018, and hosted a banquet in honour of President Solih later the same evening. Vice President of India Shri Venkaiah Naidu, and External Affairs Minister Smt. Sushma Swaraj called on the President of Maldives.
  5. Prime Minister of India and President of Maldives held Official talks on 17 December 2018 in an extremely warm, cordial and friendly atmosphere reflective of the special relationship between the two countries. Prime Minister Narendra Modi also hosted an official lunch for President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih and the accompanying delegation.

The Governments of Maldives and India have exchanged an agreement and MOUs today, as part of President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih’s State Visit to India.

The four key documents, including an agreement and Memoranda of Understanding, were exchanged following high-level discussions held at Hyderabad House between President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih and Indian Prime Minister His Excellency Narendra Modi.

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Official talks between the government of Maldives and government of India have been held this afternoon, as part of President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih’s current State Visit to India. President Solih chaired the Maldives’ side while Prime Minister Narendra Modi chaired the Indian side. The talks were held at Hyderabad House, New Delhi.

Discussions were held on a vast array of areas where existing ties could be further developed. While highlighting the close bilateral relations between the Maldives and India, President Solih and Prime Minister Modi expressed their hopes to continue working closely in all areas of bilateral cooperation, to take the relationship to a higher level.

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