New Delhi, Pudhari Circle Service: Union Minister Kiren Rijiju will represent India at the swearing-in ceremony of Maldives’ newly elected President Mohammed Muizzu on Friday (17 November). Maldives would have invited Prime Minister Narendra Modi for Muizzu’s swearing-in ceremony. Meanwhile, Union Minister Kiren Rijiju’s boat was unveiled on Wednesday by the Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India. (Maldives New President Swearing-in Ceremony)
Mohammad Muizzhu defeated the incumbent president Ibrahim Mohammad Solih in the presidential election in September. In September 2018, Prime Minister Narendra Modi would have been present at the swearing-in ceremony of current President Ibrahim Mohammad Solih. His visit to Maldives would have highlighted the strong relations between the two countries. (Maldives New President Swearing-in Ceremony)
On the invitation given by Maldives’ newly elected President Mohammed Muizzu, Union Minister Kiren Rijiju will represent India at his swearing-in ceremony. He will visit Maldives between 16th and 18th November, the Ministry of External Affairs has said. Maldives is India’s major maritime neighbor in the Indian Ocean region and the Prime Minister’s ‘SAGAR’ and ‘SHAJari Pratham Dhoran’ or resolution hold a special place for Maldives. India’s inaugural representation would have underlined India’s commitment to further solid cooperation and stronger ties between the two countries. This is what the Foreign Ministry has said.