India, Maldives to review bilateral ties at Joint Commission Meeting


File phot: External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar

File phot: External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar

India and Maldives will review the entire gamut of their bilateral relations when External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar holds talks with his counterpart from the island nation on Friday.

Maldivian Foreign Minister Abdulla Shahid, who arrives in India late Tuesday night for a four-day visit, will also call on Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

During the visit, Shahid and S Jaishankar will co-chair the India-Maldives 6th Joint Commission Meeting.

Last week, PM Modi had said that as a close friend and maritime neighbour, India is committed to partnering with the Maldives for its development.

The two countries will also enhance cooperation for peace and mutual security in the Indian Ocean Region, he had asserted at an event, which was held in New Delhi and Male simultaneously through video-conferencing.

Maldivian President Ibrahim Solih attended the event in Male.