PM to attend Maldives Prez’s swearing-in
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will attend swearing-in ceremony of Maldives president-elect Ibrahim Mohamed Solih as New Delhi looks to reset ties following the exit of the pro-China government of Abdulla Yameen.
Modi will make his maiden visit to the Indian Ocean archipelago on November 17.
The Indian premier had cancelled a visit to the Maldives in 2015 after former president Mohamed Nasheed, perceived as close to New Delhi, was detained by Yameen’s administration. As Yameen forged closer ties with China, his administration had sidelined India, a traditional ally of the Maldives.