New Delhi (Sputnik): India and the Maldives have agreed on a broad spectrum of issues for further collaboration including strengthening connectivity and coordination to maintain regional maritime security in the Indian Ocean Region.
Visiting Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj called on President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih on Monday before concluding her visit. A joint statement issued at the end of the visit mentioned that three agreements had been signed on visa facilitation for diplomatic and official passport holders, development cooperation, and renewable energy.
Another milestone in 🇲🇻 🇮🇳 relationship!— MFA Maldives (@MDVForeign) March 18, 2019
External Affairs Minister of #India departs from #Maldives after a successful two day official visit. Three agreements were signed between the countries during the visit. pic.twitter.com/15ZHNd7A95
Reflection of the renewed dynamism in the traditionally close relationship— Raveesh Kumar (@MEAIndia) March 18, 2019
Joint Statement on the Official Visit of External Affairs Minister @SushmaSwaraj to Maldiveshttps://t.co/OeotrkUy4C pic.twitter.com/XUEV8zKJMo
While thanking the Maldives for its steadfast support against terrorism in all its forms and manifestations, Swaraj said that in line with India's "Neighborhood First" policy, India stands ready to fully support the government of Maldives in its socio-economic development.