Munu Mahawar, the new Indian high commissioner, has presented his credentials to President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih.
At a ceremony conducted this afternoon at the President’s Office, High Commissioner Mahawar submitted his credentials.
According to the President’s Office, following the event, President Solih and the Indian high commissioner discussed the importance of fostering amicable relations between the Maldives and India.
Furthermore, President Solih remarked on the two countries’ tight bilateral relations, emphasising that the Maldives and India have a special relationship and that no third country can replace India’s place.
High Commissioner Mahawar complimented the Maldives government for its accomplishments over the last three years, highlighting efforts to restrict the spread of COVID-19 and major advancements in the Maldives’ economic recovery.
They expressed their desire for continued cooperation and assistance in all efforts to benefit both nations, agreeing to further strengthen bilateral relations between the two countries in areas of mutual interest such as socioeconomic development, human resource development, security cooperation, and climate change.
The president remarked that climate change is one of the Maldives’ most serious challenges and that the Maldives would continue to fight for more ambitious climate action, then commending Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his commitment at the COP26 meeting, committing to decrease emissions to zero by 2070.
President Solih concluded the meeting by expressing optimism that both nations will continue to rise under the leadership of High Commissioner Mahawar. Both the president and the high commissioner expressed their hope for the two nations’ strong friendship to be strengthened.