At the invitation of His Excellency President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih, Prime Minister of the Republic of India, His Excellency Narendra Modi has arrived in the Maldives today on a State Visit.

This visit marks the Prime Minister’s first visit outside of India following his recent re-election, in which his party, the Bharat Janata Party, secured a landslide victory in the Lok Sabha elections. The visit also marks The Prime Minister’s second visit to the Maldives, following his initial visit in the November of last year to witness President Solih’s inauguration.

The Prime Minister and his accompanying delegation arrived at Velana International Airport where he landed via a special aircraft and was received by His Excellency, Foreign Minister of the Republic of Maldives, Abdulla Shahid.

During the Prime Minister's two-day visit, Maldives and India will hold bilateral discussions towards further enhancing existing ties, and development partnerships, between the two nations. A number of memoranda of understanding will also be exchanged between the governments of Maldives and India, intended to establish frameworks for cooperation in several mutually beneficial fields during the visit.