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Minister Jaishankar joins Maldivian President in development projects

Indian Minister S Jaishankar and Maldives President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih joined in the groundbreaking ceremony of the Hanimaadhoo international airport project.

Speaking at the ceremony, Jaishankar said, "For us, the redevelopment of Hanimaadhoo International Airport is first and foremost. This project will bridge the gap between the people of Northern Maldives and the rest of the world and bring our people together. And India is privileged to be with the Maldives for its implementation."

"I am truly delighted to be part of today's historic ceremony for the ground-breaking Hanimaadhoo International Airport Development Project. I bring to all of you the warm greetings and best wishes of India's leadership, especially, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and of 1.3 billion plus Indians," he added.

The minister who is on a diplomatic visit to Maldives, paid homage to Sultan Mohamed Thakururufaanu, a revered national hero of the island nation at his Memorial Centre on January 19.

Minister Jaishanakr also inaugurate the India-funded Community Centre in Foakaidhoo, an island in the Maldives, with the Maldives Foreign Minister Abdulla Shahid.

He said that the partnership between India and Maldives will emerge stronger than before as quality social infrastructure is being created across Maldives under this development partnership.


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