Minister of Foreign Affairs Moosa Zameer, held official talks with Minister of External Affairs of India, Dr. S. Jaishankar, today.

The Foreign Ministry said that both sides engaged in discussions on all aspects of the partnership to forge opportunities for future collaboration in government priority areas.

Both Ministers expressed commitment to continue working closely together, bilaterally and in the international arena, on priority areas of mutual interest.

The Ministry said in its statement that during the official discussions, both Ministers acknowledged the fruitful economic partnership and the notable progress of projects facilitated through Indian grant assistance and line of credit initiatives.

The dialogue comprised perspectives on development cooperation, tourism initiatives, and human resource development, underscoring a partnership built on mutual trust shared interests, and values.

Both Ministers also underscored the significance of exploring additional avenues to enhance the Maldives-India partnership.

Minister Zameer conveyed appreciation for India’s steadfast support in fostering and advancing economic, trade, and investment ties between the two nations, as well as for India's committed role in the socioeconomic advancement of the Maldives. India had renewed the quota for Maldives to import essential goods for one year amounting to a significant increase compared to the previous year.

Minister Zameer's first official visit to India reflects the strong support and commitment between the two countries. It marks a new initiative of collaboration, symbolizing enduring friendship and shared goals.