India's Foreign Secretary departs after 3 day visit to Maldives

Indian Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla with Maldivian Foreign Minister Abdulla Shahid. (Photo/Foreign Ministry)

India's Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla has departed from the Maldives after a three-day official visit. 

Secretary Shringla arrived on November 8, being the first senior state official from India to visit the Maldives in 2020. The Secretary was visiting upon the invitation of his Maldivian counterpart. 

During the visit, Secretary Shringla met with key cabinet members of the Maldives including Foreign Minister Abdulla Shahid, Defense Minister Mariya Ahmed Didi, and Tourism Minister Dr. Abdulla Mausoom.

The Secretary also made a courtesy call to President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih where bilateral relations between India and Maldives were discussed.

Other than these meetings, Secretary Shringla met with Speaker of the Parliament Mohamed Nasheed and with opposition political figures.

Discussions with Maldivian state officials were focused on key infrastructure projects such as the Greater Male' Connectivity bridge project as well as High Impact Community Development projects.