Modi in Dhivehi: Will boost cooperation in various spheres

Maldivian President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih looks on as Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi signs the visitor's log at the President's Office on June 8, 2019. (Photo/Sun/Ahmed Awshan Ilyas)

India wishes to boost cooperation with Maldives in various spheres, says Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Modi announced his arrival at Velana International Airport in his first state visit since his victory at the national elections this Saturday afternoon in a tweet in the national language of Maldives, Dhivehi.

“Reached the Republic of Maldives,” announced Modi.

“This visit, the first visit of my second term, indicates the importance India attaches to strong ties with the Republic of Maldives and the desire to boost cooperation in various spheres,” writes Modi in a short statement he issued in both Dhivehi and English via his official Twitter account,” he added.

The tweet was followed a few seconds later by a second tweet with the same message in English language.

Modi, during the state visit, engaged in official discussions with Maldivian President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih. The two governments are also scheduled to exchange six key documents.


  • Cooperation in the Field of Health
  • Capacity Building for Maldivian Civil Servants
  • MoU on Hydrography and Ocean Economy
  • MoU on Sharing White Shipping Information Between Maldives and India
  • Cooperation on Customs Capacity Building
  • Agreement on Passenger and Cargo Services Ferry

President’s Office has announced Modi will be presented with the the Order of the Rule of Izzudeen – the highest honor bestowed upon an individual by the State of Maldives, “in recognition of his services to cement the longstanding, amicable ties between Maldives and India, and for the magnanimous assistance that the Indian government has continued to provide Maldives under Modi’s stewardship”.