Prime Minister Narendra Modi has affirmed that India will be a reliable and close neighbour of Maldives supporting it in its progress and security.
This affirmation came when Special Envoy of the Maldives President and Foreign Minister Dr. Mohamed Asim called on him at his residence yesterday.
They discussed the ties between India and Maldives as close neighbours bound by shared history, culture and maritime interests in the Indian Ocean.
Mr. Asim also reiterated the Male commitment to maintain close ties with India under Maldives’ “India First” policy.
The visiting leader also called on the External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj.