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Prime Minister receives Dr. Mohamed Asim, Minister of Foreign Affairs & Special Envoy of the President of the Republic of Maldives

Dr. Mohamed Asim, Minister of Foreign Affairs & Special Envoy of the President of Maldives called on Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi today afternoon.

They discussed the ties between India and Maldives as close neighbours bound by shared history, culture and maritime interests in the Indian Ocean. Special Envoy Asim reiterated the commitment of Maldives to maintain close relations with India under Maldives’ “India First” policy.

Prime Minister affirmed that India would always be a reliable and close neighbour of Maldives supporting it in its progress and security.

Special Envoy Asim also reiterated President Yameen’s invitation to Prime Minister to visit Maldives. Prime Minister conveyed his gratitude for the invitation and agreed to the visit at a suitable time.

Special Envoy conveyed the greetings of President Abdulla Yameen to Prime Minister, which was warmly reciprocated by Prime Minister.