Sushma Swaraj In Maldives,Discusses Bilateral Ties


External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Monday met Maldivian Home Minister Imran Abdulla and discussed steps to continue the upward trajectory in bilateral relationship. Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale and a number of senior officials are accompanying Swaraj during the trip.
Ms. Swaraj arrived in Male on March 17 on a two-day visit, the first full-fledged bilateral trip from India to the island nation after the government of President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih came to power in November 2018. Swaraj held talks with her Maldivian counterpart Abdulla Shahid on the first day of the visit.
Good meeting has been reported by sources ,between EAM @SushmaSwaraj and Maldives Minister of Home Affairs @ShimranAb on the second day of her visit to Maldives.Officials said it will be the first full-fledged bilateral visit at the political level from India to the Maldives after the new government assumed office.They said Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited the Maldives in November only to attend Mr Solih”s swearing-in ceremony and no substantive discussion had taken place then.

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