Indian Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla has arrived on an official visit to the Maldives this afternoon.

The Foreign Secretary of India is visiting the Maldives on the invitation of the Foreign Secretary of Maldives Abdul Ghafoor Mohamed. The Foreign Secretary was received at Velana International Airport by Joint Secretary Mariyam Midhfa Naeem.

During this visit, the Foreign Secretaries of the Maldives and India will review progress, on ongoing projects under Indian development assistance, and the agreed outcomes of the sixth Joint Commission Meeting held in Delhi in December 2019.

The Foreign Secretary of India will also call on President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih, Speaker of Parliament President Mohamed Nasheed, and the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Minister of Finance, Minister of Economic Development, Minister of National Planning, Housing and Infrastructure, Minister of Tourism, and the Minister of Defence.

This is the Foreign Secretary’s first visit to the Maldives, since assuming this office on 29 January 2020.