Foreign Minister Abdulla Shahid would sign more development project agreements on his first official visit to India as President-elect of the 76th United Nations General Assembly, according to Indian officials.
Minister Shahid travelled to India on Wednesday at the invitation of the Indian government. He will meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi and External Affairs Minister Dr. S. Jaishankar during his visit.
According to a statement issued by India’s Ministry of External Affairs, government officials from both countries will meet to sign agreements related to development projects and discuss measures to boost bilateral relations.
Furthermore, the release stated that Shahid will meet with Indian government officials to explore methods to address global issues through the UN General Assembly.
Foreign Minister Shahid was elected President of the 76th Session of the United Nations General Assembly on June 7th, with 143 votes cast at the UN Headquarters in New York. He will be the first Maldivian to preside over the United Nations General Assembly.