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PM Modi to attend swearing-in of new Maldives President Mohamed Solih today

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

India TV News Desk India TV News Desk
New Delhi Updated on: November 17, 2018 8:55 IST
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi will attend the swearing-in ceremony of Maldives President-elect Ibrahim Mohamed Solih on Saturday. 

In a series of tweet, PM Modi on Friday said that the Indian government desires to work closely for realisation of their developmental priorities.

"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," PM Modi tweeted. 

The prime Minister said 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," the prime minister said.

He also congratulated Solih on his victory in the recent elections and wished him "the very best for his tenure".

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

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