President Dr. Mohamed Muizzu and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi engaged in a fruitful discussion during their meeting in Dubai at the COP28 summit. Prime Minister Modi congratulated President Muizzu on his recent assumption of office, highlighting the ongoing goodwill between their nations.
The leaders emphasized their joint commitment to strengthening the bilateral relations between the Maldives and India, focusing on the vital role of development and economic cooperation. Recognizing the significance of people-to-people contacts, both parties agreed to establish a high-level committee to enhance collaboration and facilitate continuous dialogue.
A notable aspect of the meeting was the exploration of opportunities for increased cooperation in sports. President Dr. Muizzu and Prime Minister Modi discussed strategies and initiatives to further promote collaboration in this crucial area.
It is worth mentioning that President Muizzu, known for his previous advocacy of the ‘India Out’ campaign, has shifted his focus towards a more pro-Maldives stance since assuming power. While his presidential bid emphasized removing Indian troops from the Maldives, his current leadership reflects a commitment to prioritizing the interests of the Maldives in a cooperative international context.