The Vice President Faisal Naseem has stated that India remains a robust partner in the development of our nation. He made this remark while speaking at the ceremony held at Dharubaaruge to mark the India’s Republic day. 

During the ceremony the Vice President conveyed greetings and well wishes to the India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and the people of India. 

Speaking at the ceremony, the Vice President shed light on the relationship between two nations. In this regard, he noted that the bond between the two countries is far beyond bilateral ties and it is forged through years of acquaintance, shared traditions and aspirations.

Moreover speaking about the common views shared between both countries the Vice President noted that Constitutions of both nations share the same underlying spirit and intent; to provide our citizens with the rights and freedoms of a democratic society, and to the values that bind our social fabric. 

Concluding the speech the Vice President noted happily that India has proven to be a consistent and generous friend, and that India has always come to the Maldives’ assistance when it is needed the most. He also underscored how deeply the Maldives values the ties with India and this administration’s commitment to ensuring that Maldives can work together in a spirit of friendship for our mutual benefit.