Maldives parliament to sign agreement of cooperation with 'Lok Sabha' of India

Maldives Parliament on Saturday approved to exchange an agreement of cooperation with 'Lok Sabha', the lower house of India's bicameral Parliament.

The parliament recommended to sign the 'Agreement for Cooperation between Lok Sabha of the Republic of India and the People's Majlis of the Republic of Maldives' with 68 members voting in its favour.

Beginning the final session of the third term of the parliament, Speaker Nasheed said the two parliaments will support each other and work together on international issues after the agreement is exchanged between both countries.

Under the agreement, an official framework to enhance the administration of the parliament will be established between the two parliaments under which technical training opportunities will be granted.

A delegation of 15 parliamentarians including Speaker Nasheed and political party leaders will be traveling to India next week to sign the agreement. The MPs will be accompanied by Secretary General of the parliament Fathimath Niusha and Counseller General Fathmath Filza.