Ministry of External Affairs Spokesperson Raveesh Kumar in a tweet said “Fortifying close bonds of cooperation and friendship. President of #Maldives @ibusolih received by MoS @MoHUA_India @HardeepSPuri on arrival in Delhi”.
Solih will hold talks with Modi on Monday. He will also meet President Ram Nath Kovind the same day. Solih will also call on Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu and External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj.
Solih, who is accompanied by his wife Fazna Ahmed, will visit the Taj Mahal on Tuesday before heading back to Maldives.
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Solih’s visit comes about a month after Prime Minister Modi attended his swearing-in ceremony.
Modi had said in Maldives that he was looking forward to working closely with Solih and both the leaders expressed confidence in the renewal of the close ties and friendship between the two countries, which was briefly interrupted by political turmoil in the Indian Ocean island nation.