File photo of Prime Minister Narendra Modi
File photo of Prime Minister Narendra Modi

Modi to visit Maldives and Sri Lanka on June 8-9

NetIndian News Network

New Delhi, June 4, 2019

Prime Minister Narendra Modi was sworn in for a second straight term in office at a ceremony in the forecourt of Rashtrapati Bhavan here this evening.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will pay a state visit to the Maldives on June 8-9, his first trip overseas after assuming office on May 30 for a second five-year term in office.
"?The visit is reflective of the new momentum in high-level exchanges between India and Maldives," a press release from the Ministry of External Affairs said here on Monday.
During the visit, Modi will hold talks with the President of Maldives, Ibrahim Mohamed Solih, who had made a state visit to India in December 2018.
The release said the visit would provide "an important occasion to review the recent developments in bilateral relations and exchange views on issues of mutual interest with the objective of further strengthening the special relationship between the two countries."
Modi will also visit Sri Lanka on June 9 at the invitation of the island-nation's President Maithripala Sirisena.
"?The visits to Maldives and Sri Lanka will demonstrate the priority India attaches to its ‘Neighbourhood-First Policy’ and the SAGAR Doctrine," the release added.

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