On Sunday evening, President Moizo of Maldives was seen sitting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi.  (Photo: News 18)

On Sunday evening, President Moizo of Maldives was seen sitting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi. (Photo: News 18)

Thanking him on the occasion, PM Modi reiterated India’s commitment to its ‘Neighbourhood First’ policy and ‘Sagar Vision’.

Maldivian President Mohammad Muzoo was seen sitting alongside Prime Minister Narendra Modi during a banquet hosted by President Draupadi Murmu late on Sunday evening, as the two countries look forward to working together on their common interests.

After the swearing-in ceremony, the Prime Minister met all the invited foreign leaders at Rashtrapati Bhawan. The leaders congratulated him on taking oath as the Prime Minister of India for the historic third consecutive term.

Thanking him on the occasion, Prime Minister Modi reiterated India’s commitment to its ‘Neighbourhood First’ policy and ‘Sagar Vision’.

In his third term, he also emphasized that India will continue to work for the peace, development and prosperity of the region in close partnership with other countries, even as it achieves its goal of a prosperous India by 2047. have achieved

In this context, the Prime Minister also emphasized on deeper people-to-people relations and communication in the region. He further said that India will continue to raise the voice of Global South in the world arena.

Union Minister Dr. Jaishankar met Moizu.

Union Minister S Jaishankar also held a separate bilateral meeting with Maldivian President Mohammad Muzoo on Monday.

“Delighted to meet the President of Maldives, Dr. Mohammad Moeizu, in New Delhi today. Looking forward to working with India and Maldives,” Jaishankar said on ‘X’.

Jaishankar was the foreign minister in Modi’s previous cabinet. He took oath as Union Minister on Sunday.

This was Moizo’s first visit to India after becoming the president of the island nation on November 17 last year. Relations between India and the Maldives have been strained ever since Moizo, known for his pro-China leanings, took charge of the top post.

The Maldives Presidency said in a press release that the focus of the meeting was on enhancing bilateral relations, with both President Muizhu and the Minister keen to strengthen cooperation in areas of shared values ​​and mutual interest.

“The meeting focused on bilateral cooperation, with both the President and the Minister expressing their desire to strengthen cooperation in areas of shared values ​​and mutual interest,” the Maldivian ministry’s readout said.

Participation of world leaders in the swearing-in ceremony of the Prime Minister

World leaders and leaders of regional alliances were invited to the swearing-in ceremony of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Council of Ministers on Sunday.

For the historic occasion, India invited some of South Asia’s top leaders—including Sri Lankan President Ranil Wickremesinghe and Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina—in line with the NDA government’s ‘neighbourhood first’ policy.

Prime Minister of Nepal Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’, Prime Minister of Bhutan Tshering Tobge, Prime Minister of Mauritius Pravind Jagannath and President of Seychelles Vivel Ramkalvan were also part of this grand event.





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