EAM Jaishankar, Maldives Speaker hold talks in New Delhi
EAM Jaishankar, Maldives Speaker hold talks in New Delhi

NEW DELHI: Speaker of the Maldives Mohamed Nasheed spoke with External Affairs Minister (EAM) S Jaishankar on Monday in New Delhi. Both leaders talked about local and international news.

"It was nice to meet Majlis Speaker of the Maldives @MohamedNasheed in New Delhi. spoke about regional and international developments, "Tweeted Jaishankar. This visit comes shortly after Maldives President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih, who was invited by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, undertook an official visit to India.

Earlier this month, President Solih came to India with a corporate and high-ranking official group. President Solih spoke with Prime Minister Narendra Modi while he was in town. President Solih met with an Indian business delegation in Delhi in addition to his formal obligations in New Delhi.

President Solih also visited Mumbai, Maharashtra, and took part in business activities during this trip. The Maldives hold a particular place in India's Neighbourhood First Policy as one of its most important neighbours in the Indian Ocean region. All areas of cooperation within the partnership have shown remarkable expansion in recent years.

During Solih's recent visit, the nations had the chance to assess the developments in their extensive collaboration and give it new life. The Maldives have traditionally been a close and significant maritime neighbour for India. Despite the inconveniences caused by the pandemic, the two countries' numerous relationships have grown stronger.

Together, India's "Neighborhood First" and the Maldives' "India First" policies address common issues and accomplish shared goals. President Solih emphasised the helpful role India has played in the nation's affairs over the past two years back in March.

In a speech to the nation, Solih commended the Indian government for helping his nation combat the COVID-19 outbreak by providing vaccines, among other things. Solih identified a number of cordial bilateral allies. The Maldives' COVID-19 reaction efforts were supported by New Delhi, he singled out, but this was only one instance.

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