Updated: Dec 13, 2019 17:05 IST
Nasheed, additionally the previous President of Maldives, is on a go to to India on the joint invitation of Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu and Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla.
“Speaker 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 the fraternal bonds and friendly relations between the two countries,” mentioned an official assertion.
The assertion knowledgeable that welcoming Speaker Nasheed, Prime Minister famous 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.”
The Prime Minister recalled his final go to to the Male earlier this 12 months when he additionally addressed the People’s Majlis and lauded the continued sturdy management of Speaker Nasheed to the reason for deepening and strengthening democracy within the Maldives.
“The Prime Minister 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,” mentioned the assertion.
On his half, Nasheed thanked the Prime Minister for his continued assist for a stronger India-Maldives relationship for the reason that formation of the brand new authorities within the Maldives final 12 months.
He additionally thanked the Prime Minister for the “development cooperation initiatives undertaken in the Maldives for the welfare of the Maldivian people.”
The assembly comes at a time when the Foreign Minister of Maldives, Abdulla Shahid is on a go to to India.
Earlier at the moment, India and Maldives signed three Memoranda of Understanding (MoU) and agreements in the course of the sixth Joint Commission Meeting (JCM), the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) mentioned.
On December 9, a parliamentary delegation from the Maldives led by Speaker Nasheed met Rajya Sabha Chairman Naidu and Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla and deliberated on the shut bilateral ties and India’s ‘Neighbourhood First’ policy. (ANI)