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WORLD NEWS | Maldives Foreign Minister Abdullah Shahid arrives in Delhi for two-day visit to India

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Maldives Foreign Minister Abdullah Shahid arrives in India. (Video: ANI)

New Delhi [India]July 10 (ANI): Maldives Foreign Minister Abdullah Shahid has arrived in Delhi, starting a two-day official visit to India on Monday.

He arrived in the nation’s capital this evening.

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During the visit, Abdullah Shahid will meet with Foreign Minister Jaishankar to discuss bilateral, regional and international issues of mutual concern.

The Foreign Minister will also address the 43rd Sapuru House of Representatives at the Indian Council of World Affairs (ICWA) in New Delhi.

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The Maldives, India’s key maritime neighbor in the Indian Ocean Region (IOR), holds a special place in the Prime Minister’s ‘SAGAR’ (Security and Growth for All in the Region) vision and ‘Neighborhood First Policy’.

“The visit by the foreign minister of the Maldives is a continuation of a series of high-level mutual visits between the two sides and is expected to inject further impetus into the substantive bilateral cooperation between the two countries,” the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in an official press release.

Abdullah Shahid said on Twitter that his visit was in line with Maldives’ tradition of high-level exchanges with India.

“In keeping with the tradition of high-level engagement between #Maldives and #India, I will be on an official visit to New Delhi at the invitation of EAM @DrSJaishankar. Looking forward to continuing our discussions on strengthening #MaldivesIndiaPartnership,” Shahid tweeted.

India and the Maldives exchanged 10 memorandums of understanding at a ceremony in Male last month attended by Union Foreign Ministers V Muraleedharan and Abdulla Shahid.

Muraleedharan noted that the MoU will facilitate the implementation of development projects in the fields of arts, sports, education and health with the assistance of the Indian grant. (Arnie)

(This is an unedited and auto-generated story from a syndicated news feed, the latest staff may not have modified or edited the body of content)


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