Indian Foreign Secretary meets Maldives’ opposition leaders

Indian Foreign Secretary Harsh Shringla (CR) meets with leaders of PPM-PNC coalition on November 10, 2020. (Photo/Indian High Commission)

Indian Foreign Secretary Harsh Shringla has met with leaders of Maldives’ opposition coalition, composed of Progressive Party of Maldives (PPM) and People’s National Congress (PNC).

Shirngla, who is in Maldives on a two-day official visit, met with leaders of some of the political parties in Maldives on Tuesday.

His meeting with the opposition coalition was attended by the special advisor to the coalition, former Maldivian President Dr. Mohamed Waheed Hassan Manik, former Vice President Dr. Mohamed Jameel Ahmed, PNC deputy leader and Maafashu MP Mohamed Saeed, and PPM deputy leader and Guraidhoo MP Mohamed Ghassan Abdul Gayoom.

Shringla also paid a courtesy call on leader of Maldives Reform Movement (MRM), former Maldivian President Maumoon Abdul Gayoom, during which he expressed appreciation for Maumoon's contribution to strengthening the foundation of bilateral relations between Maldives and India.

He also met with Adhaalath Party (AP) leader, Home Minister Imran Abdulla, and Jumhoory Party (JP) leader and Maamingili MP Qasim Ibrahim.

Shringla arrived in Maldives on Sunday, and will conclude his visit and return to India later this Tuesday.