EAM S Jaishankar holds talks with Maldivian foreign minister
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NEW DELHI: The Maldives on Friday requested India for assured provide of important commodities to it as the 2 sides mentioned a plethora of points regarding the bilateral, regional and worldwide domains, sources mentioned.
The concern of provide of important commodities figured within the talks between exterior affairs minister S Jaishankar and his Maldivian counterpart Abdulla Shahid who’s on a two-day journey to India.
The sources mentioned Shahid requested the Indian facet for renewal of DGFT (directorate basic of overseas commerce) notifications relating to assured provide of important commodities to Maldives from India as per the bilateral commerce settlement.
They mentioned Jaishankar assured that Indian dedication shall be honoured.
It was the eighth assembly between the 2 overseas ministers since November 2018 when the federal government underneath President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih took workplace within the Maldives.
Shahid additionally addressed the Raisina Dialogue.
“Welcomed FM @abdulla_shahid of Maldives. Appreciate his participation at Raisina Dialogue. Noted the steady progress in our partnership. Will work closely in the international arena as well,” Jaishankar tweeted.

The sources mentioned the 2 ministers mentioned problems with mutual pursuits pertaining to the bilateral, regional and worldwide domains. The coronavirus pandemic and avenues of Indian help to the island nation to cope with it was additionally mentioned, they mentioned.
In the talks, Jaishankar re-affirmed India’s help for the candidacy of the Maldives because the president of the 76th UN General Assembly, the sources mentioned.
They mentioned the 2 sides additionally expressed satisfaction over rising variety of Indian vacationers visiting Maldives which is aiding the Maldivian economic system in these tough instances.
Under the bilateral air bubble association, India is already the primary vacationer marketplace for Maldives with Indian vacationers accounting for 23 per cent of worldwide vacationer arrivals in that nation, the sources mentioned.
The two ministers additionally reviewed the standing of ongoing India-assisted tasks in Maldives.
Currently, India is creating tasks value USD 2 billion masking numerous areas like ports, roads, bridges, water and sanitation programs in addition to socio-economic improvement.
Both ministers additionally exchanged views on worldwide our bodies together with the UN, the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation, the Commonwealth and the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation, and developments of frequent curiosity within the area.


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