Mr. 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 Shri Narendra Modi in New Delhi today.
Welcoming Speaker Nasheed, Prime Minister 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 consolidatebridges of friendship between the two sides.
Recalling his last visit to Malé in June this year, when he also addressed the People’s Majlis, Prime Minister lauded the continued strong leadership of Speaker Nasheed to the cause of deepening and strengthening democracy in Maldives. 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.
Speaker Nasheed thanked the Prime Minister 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 Prime Minister for the development cooperation initiatives undertaken in The Maldives for the welfare of the Maldivian people. He 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.