The Maldives and India are set to exchange agreements on the launch of four key projects today. The projects would be officially launched by President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih and the Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi via a live video conference to be held this afternoon.
The projects include the gifting of in-shore patrol vessel CGS Kaamiyaabu from the Government of India to the Maldives National Defense Force Coast Guard and the exchange of agreements under the High Impact Community Development Projects which would see undertakings targeting socio-economic development and improvement of public welfare—including the launch of the project to develop Neighbourhood Fish Processing Plants in three islands of Addu City.
The Maldives and India would also exchange agreements today for the use of RuPay Card in the Maldives, in addition to gifting LED streetlights to Malé City by the Indian Government. The LED streetlights are gifted as part of the collaboration between the two countries in the field of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy.
President Solih and Prime Minister Modi would also deliver remarks at the video conference, set to be simulcast live. It is the first time for the Maldives to exchange bilateral agreements with another country via video conferencing.