The Prime Minister of India, His Excellency Narendra Modi has concluded his State Visit to the Maldives and departed to India from Velena International airport this morning. The Indian premier was seen off at Velana International Airport by His Excellency, Ibrahim Mohamed Solih, President of the Republic of Maldives. 

Following the Prime Minister’s arrival in the Maldives, he was accorded the full ceremonial honours of the state, and together with President Ibrahim Solih, presided over official talks; agreement exchanges establishing frameworks for cooperation in several areas; and a joint press event. Following the conclusion of the events at the President’s Office, the Prime Minister delivered a statement at the People’s Majlis – a privilege that has only ever been accorded to a foreign dignitary only once previously in the Majlis’s eighty-six-year history. 

In the Joint-Communique released by both governments following the conclusion of the substantive events, the enduring friendship between Maldives and India was once again affirmed, as was the resolve of both governments to continue our partnerships in all spheres of mutual benefit.