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India would always be reliable neighbour of Maldives: PM Modi

ANI  |  New Delhi [India] 

has affirmed that would always be a reliable and close neighbour of Maldives, supporting it in its progress and security.

made this remark during his meeting with of the and Foreign Minister Dr. on Thursday.

The two discussed the ties between and as close neighbours bound by shared history, culture and maritime interests in the

Asim reiterated the commitment of to maintain close relations with under Maldives' "India First" policy.

He also reiterated Yameen's invitation to to visit Maldives.

Prime Minister Modi conveyed his gratitude for the invitation and agreed to the visit at a suitable time.

Asim conveyed the greetings of to Prime Minister, which was warmly reciprocated by Prime Minister Modi.

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First Published: Fri, January 12 2018. 10:10 IST