PM Narendra Modi visited Maldives on 08 June 2019 at the invitation of President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih. The PM’s Maldives visit was aimed at further strengthening India’s ties with the maritime neighbour, in line with ‘Neighbourhood-First Policy’ and the vision of Security and Growth for All in the Region. PM Modi was also conferred the highest honour of Maldives, the Nishan Izzuddeen.