President Solih departs to India on official visit

President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih departing for India for an official visit. (Photo / President's Office)

President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih on Monday morning departed for India on a four-day official visit, upon the invitation of India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi. 

During the trip, President Solih is scheduled to visit New Delhi and meet with PM Modi, President of Indian Droupadi Murmu, and other senior officials of the government.

In the meetings, formal discussions on strengthening bilateral cooperation will be held between the two governments, and a number of memoranda of understanding (MoUs) will be exchanged as well.

Moreover, President Solih and PM Modi will hold a joint press conference to discuss the outcomes of these talks. 

In addition to meeting the leaders of the Indian government, the President will meet with executives from industries and businesses in New Delhi and Mumbai. In this regard, two business-to-business forums have been planned for each city.

Additionally, President is set to meet with the Governor of Maharashtra and tour the Bombay Stock Exchange. He will also make a site visit to Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust to meet with its management team and observe its operations.

According to the President's Office, this visit signifies the close bilateral relations between the two countries. India has been a vital partner in the socioeconomic development of the Maldives. A number of crucial infrastructural and community empowerment projects undertaken by this administration are currently underway with Indian assistance.

During the visit, the President will be accompanied by a Maldivian delegation of senior government officials and representatives from leading Maldivian businesses.

The President will conclude his visit and return to the Maldives on August 4, 2022.