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Maldives President Ibrahim Solih to visit India on December 17

Ibrahim Mohamed Solih   | Photo Credit: ASHWA FAHEEM

The newly-elected President of the Maldives, Ibrahim Solih, will arrive in India on an official visit on December 17, the Ministry of External Affairs said in a statement on Monday.

The declaration came after Prime Minister Narendra Modi attended the swearing-in ceremony of the new President in Male on November 17.

Both sides firmed up the visit of Mr. Solih during the just-concluded visit by Maldives Foreign Minister Abdullah Shahid to India. An MEA statement said Mr. Shahid highlighted the “India First” policy of the new Maldivian administration.

Mr. Shahid held multiple meetings during the visit and was assured of India’s support for readmission of the Maldives into the Commonwealth. External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj welcomed the country as the newest member of the Indian Ocean Rim Association.


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