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Maldives to confer its highest honour on PM Modi

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will be conferred with Nishan Izzuddeen, the Maldives' highest honour accorded to foreign dignitaries. Modi will reach on Saturday for his first bilateral visit after returning to power.

"@ibusolih has announced his decision to confer on H.E. @narendramodi the highest honour accorded to foreign dignitaries, 'The Most Honourable Order of the Distinguished Rule of Nishan Izzuddeen' during PM's visit today," tweeted on Friday.

PM Modi's visit to the island nation is significant as it's the only country in that he did not visit during his first term as the

He will also have a halt in on his way back, underlining his government's continued commitment towards its 'Neighbourhood First' policy.

During his visit to the Maldives, the is scheduled to hold talks with Ibrahim Solih, Vice and of the Majlis,

and are further expected to exchange several agreements related to customs cooperation, capacity building, defence and connectivity issues.

The two neighbours will also jointly inaugurate a couple of projects, including the crucial coastal surveillance radar system, which is a key step towards enhancing maritime security in the region.

Modi will be in on June 9 at the invitation of President Maithripala Sirisena, the first visit of a foreign leader following the deadly terror attacks that killed more than 250 people on April 21.

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First Published: Sat, June 08 2019. 14:14 IST