India and Maldives: India and Maldives signed six agreements after the summit between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Maldivian President Ibrahim Solih on Tuesday. Agreements have been signed between the two countries to enhance cooperation in capacity building, cyber security, housing, disaster management and infrastructure. After the summit, Prime Minister Modi said that it has been decided to provide an additional line of credit of USD 100 million to Maldives so that all projects can be completed in time. He said that the friendly relations between the two countries have seen a renewed vigor and closeness has increased.
India with Maldives in every crisis: PM
He said, “Despite the challenges posed by the Kovid pandemic, our cooperation is taking the form of a broad partnership. The threat of transnational crime, terrorism and drug trafficking in the Indian Ocean is serious. Close relations between India-Maldives are important for peace. The Prime Minister said that India has been the first to respond to any need or crisis of Maldives and will continue to do so.
Maldives true friend of India: President Solih
At the same time, President of Maldives Solih said that we reiterate our firm commitment to tackle the menace of terrorism. He said that Maldives will remain a true friend of India. Solih arrived in Delhi on Monday for a four-day visit to India along with a high-level delegation. Maldives is one of India’s major maritime neighbors in the Indian Ocean region and overall bilateral relations, including in the areas of defense and security, have grown over the years.
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