PM holds talks with Maldives President; reviews pace of development projects

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today held a telephonic conversation with the President of the Republic of Maldives, H.E. Ibrahim Mohamed Soli and reviewed the progress of the India-funded development projects in Maldives.

President Solih thanked Prime Minister Modi for India’s cooperation and support in the fight against the Covid pandemic, the PM’s Office said in a statement.

During the conversation, the two leaders reviewed the progress of the India-supported development projects in the Maldives and expressed satisfaction at the rapid pace of implementation despite the constraints of the Covid pandemic.

Prime Minister Modi noted that Maldives is a central pillar in India’s ‘Neighbourhood First’ policy and its maritime vision of Security and Growth for All in the Region (SAGAR), the PM’s Office said.

Further, Prime Minister also conveyed his congratulations to H.E. President Solih for the election of Foreign Minister Abdulla Shahid as the President of the UN General Assembly.

The telephone conversation between the two leaders provided them with an opportunity to take stock of the overall state of bilateral relations and provide further momentum and guidance to the ongoing substantive cooperation between the two countries.