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PM Modi to visit Maldives today to attend swearing in ceremony of new President

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Maldives' capital Male on Saturday to attend the swearing in ceremony of country’s new President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih.



Prime Minister is the highest ranking leader attending the ceremony and will be accompanied by a high level delegation including National security adviser and Foreign secretary.

He will also have bilateral talks with Solih after the swearing in ceremony and return to New Delhi late evening.

This is the first visit of PM Modi to Maldives and marks the beginning of a new chapter in Indo- Maldives relations.

The ties between the two countries were strained during the regime of outgoing President Abdulla Yameen and this will be the first high level visit in last three years.

The visit is expected to give a new momentum to bilateral relations under the new government and Solih is likely to visit India in near future.

The smooth transfer of power will mark the restoration of democracy in Maldives as well as a major diploma…