The first round of Consular Talks between Maldives and India was held in New Delhi on 24 October 2017. The talks were held in a cordial atmosphere in the spirit of close and deep rooted ties between the two friendly countries.

At the Talks, consular matters of mutual interest was discussed. These include, issues faced to the Maldivian nationals travelling and residing in India and also the issues faced to Indian nationals residing and working in the Maldives.

The delegation from Maldives was led by Secretary, Bilateral, His Excellency Mr. Ahmed Khaleel and accompanied by Ambassador of Maldives to India, His Excellency Mr. Ahmed Mohamed, Minister at the Embassy of Maldives in India, Ms. Shazra Abdul Sattar, Joint Secretary, Ms. Aishath Azeema and Senior Desk Officer, Ms. Fathimath Zidhna Ali.

The delegation from India was led by His Excellency Dnyaneshwar Mulay, Secretary (CPV & OIA), Ministry of External Affairs (MEA), Mr. Sanjay Panda, Joint Secretary (IOR) MEA, Mr. Upender Singh Rawat, Joint Secretary (CPV) MEA, Mr. M.C. Luther, Joint Secretary (OE & PGE), MEA, Mr. Ganesh Kumar, Deputy Director, Bureau of Immigration, Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), Mr. Pramod Mittal, Director, Foreigners Division, MHA, Mr. Subhash Ramakrishna Pillai, First Secretary, Embassy of India, Malé , Ms. Irina Thakur, Under Secretary (CPV), MEA

The officials from Maldives who travelled to New Delhi return back to Maldives on 25 October 2017.

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