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Maldivian Foreign Minister Dunya Maumoon visited India

Feb 16, 2015 16:16 IST

Maldivian Foreign Minister Dunya Maumoon on 15 February 2015 met External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj in New Delhi.

Maumoon was in India to boost ties between the two countries.

During the meet, the two leaders reviewed the developmental projects in Maldives and also the possible agenda for visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Maldives.

The two leaders also discussed ways to boost the bilateral ties and maritime cooperation with each other.

The two maritime neighbours also agreed to strengthen the Ocean diplomacy to commemorate the 50 years of bilateral relations. India and Maldives is set to mark 50 years of bilateral relations in November 2015.

Both the Ministers also discussed cooperation in international foras, including the United Nations (UN).

India-Maldives relationship
India and Maldives shares close and friendly relations. They share ethnic, linguistic, cultural, religious and commercial links. India, as a country was among the first nations to recognise Maldives after its independence in 1965. India established its mission at Male in 1972.

Regular contacts at all levels have helped the two countries to strengthen their bilateral relations.

 

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