Foreign Minister calls on Indian PM

Minister of Foreign Affairs Abdulla Shahid called on Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi on Friday.

During the meeting held at the official residence of the Prime Minister, Minister Shahid conveyed greetings and good wishes to Prime Minister Modi, the Government and the People of India, on behalf of President Solih and the Government and the People of Maldives, said the Foreign Ministry.

The ministry said Minister Shahid expressed appreciation to the Indian Government for the continued efforts and assistance provided, and assured the commitment of the Government of Maldives to increase cooperation between the two countries in various areas that are of mutual benefit.

Speaker of the Parliament and former president of Maldives Mohamed Nasheed also met with PM Modi on Friday.

Nasheed revealed via a tweet that the two leaders discussed a number of regional and global issues, including climate change, Paris targets, renewable energy, single use plastics, coral reef protection and natural climate solutions.