‘We (India-Maldives) have good friendship that’s reaping benefits’, says Abdulla Shahid

India has assisted the financial assistance of USD 100 Million to Maldives to overcome economic challenges after which Maldives expressed gratitude on Tuesday.

Meanwhile, talking about both the countries friendship Foreign Minister of Maldives, Abdulla Shahid said it is the good friendship between the two countries that is creating history.

The Foreign Minister of Maldives, Abdulla Shahid said, “We (India-Maldives) have good friendship that’s reaping benefits, support each other & is creating history.”

Meanwhile, a symbolic cheque was handed over by the High Commissioner of India Munu Mahawar to the Minister of Foreign Affairs Abdulla Shahid at the ceremony held at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Maldives.

Taking to Twitter, Maldives Foreign Minister Abdulla Shahid tweeted, “Thank you #India for the timely and generous financial assistance of USD100 million. It is truly the strength of our ties that enable mutual growth and cooperation reaffirming #MaldivesIndiaPartnership.”

Moreover, through video conferencing External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar participated in the ceremony and said, “is marked by genuine concern for each other’s welfare and interests delivers every single time”.

“Joined Foreign Minister @abdulla_shahid &Finance Minister @iameeru at the handover ceremony of financial assistance of USD 100 million to Government of Maldives,” Jaishankar tweeted.

“Our special partnership is marked by genuine concern for each other’s welfare and interests delivers every single time and particularly in the time of need,” Jaishankar said.

Jaishankar further stated, “The Government of India handed over financial assistance of USD 100 million to the Government of Maldives to ease the financial challenges. #India remains reliable and steadfast in extending assistance to the Maldives.”

However, Maldives Minister of Finance Ibrahim Ameer, Members of Parliament, High Commissioners, senior officials from the Ministry of Finance, the High Commission of India in Maldives, and the State Bank of India also attended the ceremony.

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