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Amid strain in ties, Maldives Foreign Minister to visit India

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Maldivian Mohamed Asim will be on a three-day visit to from tomorrow during which he will hold talks with his Indian counterpart Swaraj and discuss key bilateral issues.

Asim will also call on Modi and meet Swaraj on Thursday, the external affairs ministry said today.

The visit of Asim, who is also Maldivian president's to India, comes amidst reported strain in bilateral ties over a number of issues, including signing of an FTA between the and

On reports of signing a agreement with China, the had said last month that expects that as a close and friendly neighbour, the island nation will be sensitive to its concerns in keeping with its 'First' policy.

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First Published: Tue, January 09 2018. 23:30 IST