Prime Minister Narendra Modi marks a short visit to the Maldives with a high-level meeting with newly appointed Maldives President Ibrahim Mohamad Solih. He visited to attend the swearing ceremony of new President in Malé.
During their meeting, both the countries leaders agreed on the importance of maintaining peace and security in the Indian Ocean and showed commitment and support for increased cooperation in combating terrorism both within the region and elsewhere.
Maldives President Ibrahim Mohamad Solih, who took over as seventh President of Maldives on 17th November 2018, discussed ways in which India can continue development partnership, particularly to help the new government in meeting its pledges to the people of the Maldives.
PM Narendra Modi assured President Solih of India’s firm commitment to assisting the Maldives to achieve sustainable social and economic development.
PM Modi also welcomed the expanding opportunities for Indian companies to invest in the Maldives in different sectors for the mutual benefit of both countries. He also extended an invitation to President Solih to make a State Visit to India at his earliest convenience to which President Solih accepted the invitation with pleasure.
Largest City: Malé
Currency: Maldivian rufiyaa
Official Language: Dhivehi
President: Ibrahim Mohamad Solih (Since Nov 2018)