External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, will be paying a visit to Male, Maldives from 17-18 March 2019 at the invitation of Abdulla Shahid, Foreign Minister of Maldives. She will be accompanied by Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale and other senior officials.
During her visit, Sushma Swaraj will have bilateral meeting with Foreign Minister Shahid, delegation level meetings with the Minister of Defence Mariya Ahmed Didi, Minister of Finance Ibrahim Ameer, Minister of National Planning and Infrastructure Mohamed Aslam, Minister of Health Abdulla Ameen, Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation Aishath Nahula, Minister of Arts, Culture and Heritage Yumna Maumoon, Minister of Environment, Dr. Hussain Rasheed Hassan, and Minister of Economic Development Fayyaz Ismail. The Ministers will review the entire gamut of bilateral relations and discuss future programme of action.
Sushma Swaraj will call on the President of the Republic of Maldives Ibrahim Mohamed Solih on 18 March 2019 and the Speaker of the Parliament Qasim Ibrahim on 17 March 2019. The Minister of Home Affairs Sheikh Imran Abdulla will call on EAM on 18 March 2019.
India attaches the highest importance to its relationship with the Maldives which is marked by trust, transparency, mutual understanding and sensitivity. This visit will further strengthen the close and friendly relations between India and Maldives.