The India-Maldives relationship, which had suffered during the regime of Abdulla Yameen, is again looking up with the coming to power of Ibrahim Mohamed Solih, who had contested the elections as the joint Opposition candidate.
To undo the damage done during the previous regime and to take bilateral ties to a new level, President Solih recently came to India on a three-day visit.
Through this visit, he wanted to give the message that India and the Maldives are close neighbours and partners and what happened during Yameen’s reign was just an aberration.
This was the first foreign tour of the Maldivian President after assuming power. The new government is facing a financial crisis. A key objective of the visit was to seek help from India so that the new government stabilises. Read More