Maldivian president, Indian FM discuss development cooperation - South Asia Time

Maldivian president, Indian FM discuss development cooperation

 February 22, 2021  

MALE, Xinhua — The Maldives’ President Ibrahim Solih and visiting Indian Minister of External Affairs Subrahmanyam Jaishankar discussed development cooperation between the two countries in a meeting here on Sunday.

Solih said a travel bubble between the Maldives and India had made India the largest source of tourists for his country in 2020, according to a statement issued by the President’s Office.

Solih and Jaishankar also discussed development projects supported by India.

Jaishankar arrived in the Maldives on Saturday for a visit.

During his visit, the Indian side donated a batch of COVID-19 vaccines to the Maldives. Jaishankar also oversaw the signing of cooperation documents on public broadcasting, sustainable urban development, and fish processing.