New Delhi: Mohamed Nasheed, Speaker of People’s Majlis of The Maldives, who is on a visit to India at the joint invitation of the Chairman, Rajya Sabha, and the Speaker, Lok Sabha, called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi today.
Welcoming Speaker Nasheed, the PM noted that engagement between the two Parliaments is a key component of the vibrant India-Maldives relationship, and expressed confidence that this visit will help consolidate bridges of friendship between the two sides.
Recalling his last visit to Malé in June this year, when he also addressed the People’s Majlis, Modi lauded the continued strong leadership of Speaker Nasheed to the cause of deepening and strengthening democracy in Maldives.
The PM reaffirmed India’s commitment to continue to work closely with the Government of the Maldives for a stable, prosperous and peaceful Maldives wherein the aspirations of the friendly Maldivian are fulfilled.
Nasheed thanked the Modi for his continued support for a stronger India-Maldives relationship since the formation of the new Government in The Maldives last year. He also thanked the PM for the development cooperation initiatives undertaken in The Maldives for the welfare of the Maldivian people.
Nasheed reaffirmed his unwavering support to the ‘India First’ policy of the Government of Maldives and noted that the visit of the Parliamentary delegation will help further strengthen fraternal bonds and friendly relations between the two countries.