15 August 2016, Male'; Minister of Foreign Affairs, His Excellency Dr. Mohamed Asim has sent a message of greetings to Her Excellency Sushma Swaraj, Minister for External Affairs of India on the 70th Anniversary of Independence of the Republic of India.
Minister’s message reads as follows:
“On the proud occasion of the 70th Anniversary of Independence of the Republic of India, it gives me great pleasure to extend warm felicitations and sincere good wishes to you, the Government, and the people of India.
The Maldives and India enjoy strong bonds of friendship based on mutual respect and goodwill. This relationship, I note with great pleasure, is manifested in various facets of life ranging from political to economic and to socio-cultural relations. I wish to reiterate the strong commitment of the Government of Maldives to further enhance the close friendship for the mutual benefit of both countries.
May I also take this opportunity to convey my personal good wishes for your health and well-being, and for the continued progress and prosperity of the friendly people of India.”