Warm welcome for Indian Foreign Minister

Warm welcome for Indian Foreign Minister

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Indian Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj has been given a warm welcome on her arrival to Maldives on her two day visit.

Upon arrival in Ibrahim Nasir International Airport, she was welcomed by Foreign Minister Dunya Mauoon, Indian High Commissioner in the Maldives Rajiv Shahare and senior officials from the Ministry and Indian High Commission.

As part of her visit, she first met with the Indian citizens residing in the Maldives, where she noted the various work carried out by the two nations in developing the bilateral relations.

Minister Sushma said that nearly all nations took part in the international yoga day celebrations but Maldives was the only nation to carry out 11 activities in connection to the day. She also said that most of the activities were run successfully with the assistance of Indian citizens.

She also met her Maldivian counterpart Dunya Maumoon Saturday night in Kurumba Maldives for high level discussions and a state dinner hosted by Minister Dunya in her honor.

Minister Sushma’s trip is an invitational trip, carried out for the 5th meeting of the India Maldives Joint Commission. The commission was formed in 1986, to lend assistance and build partnerships between the two nations on various sectors. This is the first meeting held after a lengthy break, which is a signifier of improving bilateral relations. Additional high level meetings of the Commission are to be carried out on Sunday.