MOS V.Muraleedharan to visit Maldives

Jun 02: Shri V. Muraleedharan, Minister of State (MOS) for External Affairs and Parliamentary Affairs of India, will pay an official visit to Maldives from 03-04 June 2023. This will be the first visit of MOS to the Maldives.

During the visit, MOS will visit Addu City, the second largest city in Maldives where he will participate in the groundbreaking ceremony of the Gan International Airport. MOS will also participate in the ceremony for the commencement of works of the Addu Reclamation project. In Addu, MOS will also inaugurate High Impact Community Development Projects, built under India’s grant assistance.

MOS would meet with the leadership of Maldives. The visit will also see the signing of agreements related to the bilateral development cooperation in Maldives.

Maldives is India’s key maritime neighbour in the Indian Ocean Region (IOR) and occupies a special place in the Prime Minister’s vision of ‘SAGAR’ (Security and Growth for All in the Region) and the ‘Neighbourhood First Policy’. This visit is expected to lend further momentum to substantive cooperation and robust people-to-people ties between the two countries.

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