07 April 2016, Ref: 2016-131
The President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom will be visiting New Delhi on an Official Visit from 10-11 April 2016. The President will be accompanied by Minister of Foreign Affairs, Hon. Dunya Maumoon, Minister of Fisheries and Agriculture Hon. Dr. Mohamed Shainee, and three Members of the Maldivian Parliament.
During the visit, President Yameen will call on President of India, His Excellency Mr Pranab Mukherjee, and will hold discussions with Prime Minister His Excellency. Mr Narendra Modi. During the visit, India’s External Affairs Minister will also call on President Yameen.
The Maldives and India commemorated 50 years of diplomatic relations last year. India was the third country to establish diplomatic relations with the Maldives. The two countries have a strong bond of friendship rooted in shared historical cultural experiences.
President Yameen’s first State Visit after assumption of office was to India in January 1-4, 2014. He was amongst the SAARC leaders who attended the swearing-in ceremony of Prime Minister Modi in May 2014. The India External Affairs Minister visited the Maldives in November 2014 and again in October 2015 for the Maldives-India Joint Commission, which was held after fifteen years.