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India, Maldives discuss ways to boost bilateral ties

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Sunday met her Maldivian counterpart Dunya Maumoon during which they reviewed the developmental projects in the island nation and also the possible agenda for a likely visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi there.

Maumoon, who is on a private visit here, met Swaraj and discussed ways to boost the bilateral ties and maritime cooperation. “Ocean diplomacy. Maritime neighbours India-Maldives to strengthen ties as they commemorate 50 years of relations,” tweeted the spokesperson of the External Affairs Ministry.

There is a possibility of Modi travelling to the Maldives in March when he will also be visiting Sri Lanka. However, there is no official announcement of the visit so far. 

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