PM Narendra Modi to attend Swearing-In of Maldives President

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi will attend the swearing-in ceremony of Maldives President-elect Ibrahim Mohamed Solih on Saturday.

This will be Modi’s first visit to the Maldives as prime minister.

Prime Minister Modi congratulated President-elect Ibrahim Mohamed Solih on his victory in the recent elections.

“I will be in Malé tomorrow to attend the historic Inauguration Ceremony of the President-elect H.E. Ibrahim Mohamed Solih. I warmly congratulate him on his victory in the recent elections and wish him the very best for his tenure,” he said.

“I will convey to the new Maldivian Government of Mr Solih the desire of the Indian Government to work closely for realisation of their developmental priorities, especially in areas of infrastructure, health care, connectivity & human resource development,” the Prime Minister tweeted.

He said that the recent elections in the Maldives represent the collective aspirations of the people for democracy, rule of law and a prosperous future. 

“We in India strongly desire to see a stable, democratic, prosperous and peaceful Republic of Maldives,” Modi said.

“India and The Maldives share a strong partnership rooted in history, strong bonds between our peoples, and their shared aspiration for peace and prosperity. My Government’s vision of inclusive development ‘Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikaas’ extends to all our neighbours too. We in India strongly desire to see a democratic, prosperous and peaceful Republic of Maldives,” Modi added.

Modi had recently accepted the invitation extended by Solih to attend his swearing-in ceremony.