The Maldives’ Ambassador-designate to India, Her Excellency, Ms. Aishath Mohamed Didi paid a courtesy visit to His Excellency, Vice President Faisal Naseem this morning at the President’s Office.  

The Vice President congratulated the Ambassador-designate on her posting, and noted that her abilities and expertise will be of invaluable assistance in the work of consolidating the Maldives’ friendship with India.  

The Vice President noted areas the Maldives needs development assistance from India. This includes the building of facilities for persons with special needs, and increasing the number of scholarships for Maldivian students to study in India.   

Further items discussed included the importance of strengthening the quality of consular services to Maldivians living in India; increasing the number of tourists from India to the Maldives, especially in light of India’s large population; and the need to strengthen bilateral co-operation, especially in the sectors of Tourism, Health and Gender.  

Concluding the call, the Ambassador-designate noted that she will make full use of her posting to fulfil the policies of this Administration, and further, that she will do her utmost to ensure that The Maldives and Maldivians continue to the Maldives in a positive light.