President expresses gratitude to India for evacuation of Maldivians from Wuhan

President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih meeting with Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi. (Photo/President's Office)

President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih has expressed gratitude towards India for evacuating the seven Maldivians in the Chinese city of Wuhan, which is at the epicenter of the Coronavirus.

The president thanked the Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi and External Affairs Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar and stated that the gesture by India was an example of the friendship between Maldives and India.

The seven Maldivians were evacuated from India on the second such evacuation trip by India. The Maldivians have been placed in quarantine in India, as a precaution, for 14 days.