13 April 2017 – Male’

The Foreign Secretary of India, His Excellency Dr. S. Jaishankar called on Minister of Foreign Affairs of Maldives, His Excellency Dr. Mohamed Asim, this morning.

During the call held at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Minister Asim welcomed the Foreign Secretary to the Maldives and reflected on close bilateral relations between the Maldives and India. Discussions also ensued on ways to comprehensively deepen mutually beneficial cooperation in various fields. Minister Asim emphasized the assistance received from India for development of the defence, health and human resource sector of the Maldives and expressed his gratitude for remaining as a close reliable friend.

Minister Asim was accompanied by His Excellency Dr Ali Naseer Mohamed, Foreign Secretary, His Excellency Mr. Ahmed Khaleel, Secretary, Bilateral and Ms. Aishath Azeema, Joint Secretary at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

The Foreign Secretary of India, His Excellency Dr. S. Jaishankar also met the Foreign Secretary of Maldives, H.E. Dr. Ali Naseer Mohamed this morning.

During the meeting the two Foreign Secretaries reviewed the close friendly relations and cooperation between the two countries. The two Foreign Secretaries also discussed ways for further strengthening the ties between the two countries.

Foreign Secretary Dr. Ali Naseer Mohamed was accompanied by H.E. Mr. Ahmed Khaleel, Secretary (Bilateral), Ms. Aishath Azeema, Joint Secretary and Ms. Samahath Zuhuree, Assistant Director at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.