India PM makes a congratulatory telephone call to new President of Maldives

India PM makes a congratulatory telephone call to new President of Maldives

Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi called His Excellency Mr. Ibrahim Mohamed Solih, President of the Republic of Maldives yesterday, and complimented him on the victory of the Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP) in the recent Parliamentary elections.

The Prime Minister noted that this significant victory of MDP signifies a resounding endorsement of the policies and efforts of its leaders, who have worked with deep commitment for the people of Maldives. He welcomed the successful completion of the elections, which marked consolidation of democracy and strengthening of democratic institutions in the Maldives.

The Prime Minister reiterated India’s deep commitment, in keeping with its 'Neighbourhood First' policy, to work closely with the Maldives in further deepening our partnership and assist the Maldives as per the latter’s requirement in its socio-economic development.

The Prime Minister also spoke to former President Mohamed Nasheed and congratulated him on the momentous electoral victory. The Prime Minister lauded the participation of all democracy-loving forces in deepening the roots of democracy in the Maldives, and offered India’s continued assistance for this objective.

Prime Minister's Office, Press Information Bureau for the Goverment of India