PM Modi to set out to Maldives and Sri Lanka for defense projects

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The two country visit will enlighten India’s Neighbours- first policy


Indian Prime Minister will set out to the Maldives for bilateral meet for the India’s Neighbour- first policy. This is the first foreign visit for Narendra Modi after he was elected as the Prime Minister for the second term. After Maldives, he will head to Sri Lanka to strengthen security and economic growth for both countries.

Modi will meet the President of Maldives and look to strengthen diplomatic ties

He will meet the Maldives President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih on 8th June and will look to strengthen the diplomatic ties. He will address the parliament of the Maldives during his visit.

PM Modi ahead of the visit said, “This visit will reflect the importance of our strong and long-standing friendships and maritime neighbors”. He added “India regards the Maldives as a significant companion and he will try to boost the bilateral relations during the visit.

Two defense-related projects will be inaugurated during the visit

President of Maldives and Indian Prime Minister will jointly inaugurate two defense-related projects. The two projects are a composite training center for Maldives National Defense Forces (MNDF) and a coastal surveillance radar system.

India is with Sri Lanka on fighting terrorism: PM Modi

Prime Minister Modi is expected to visit Sri Lanka on 9th June where he will meet Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena and other top officials of the country.

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Ahead of the visit to Sri Lanka, Modi said we stand together with Sri Lanka on fighting terrorism in the wake of an attack on 21st April 2019.  He added, “Diplomatic relations have become better in last few years with Sri Lanka and I am really looking forward to meeting Sri Lankan delegates”.

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