Maldivian Foreign Minister Abdulla Shahid departed to India on Thursday morning on an official visit to participate in the India Today Conclave – South.
The India Today Conclave – South, which started in 2017, explores the socioeconomic potential of southern India and the role it plays in India’s overall progress as a nation.
According to the Maldivian Foreign Ministry, Shahid is scheduled to speak at a session titled, “Neighborhood Navigation: The Common Water: Old Ties, New Strategies”.
He will be joined at the session by Sri Lankan Foreign Minister Dinesh Gunawardena – who will be joining virtually - and Indian Minister of State for Road Transport and Highways, former Minister of State for External Affairs General Vijay Kumar Singh.
In a tweet announcing his departure to India to attend the India Today Conclave – South, Shahid said he was “looking forward to interesting conversations and perspectives.”
The fourth edition of India Today Conclave - South will be held in Chennai, and will gather a number of speakers, who will be offering their perspectives and helping to make sense of the fast-changing sociopolitical developments in the region.