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Modi to visit Maldives for Presidential swearing-in

IANS  |  New Delhi 

will attend the swearing-in ceremony of on November 17, the said on Friday.

"The has accepted the invitation with pleasure," Ministry said at a here.

"In keeping with our Neighbourhood First Policy, looks forward to closely working with in further deepening our partnership," he added.

Modi will return to the same night.

Solih, the opposition Maldivian Democratic Party's candidate, emerged victorious over incumbent His term is expected to continue until 2023.

The island nation's relations with became strained during Yameen's rule, with tensions peaking after criticised Male's refusal to enforce a ruling quashing the convictions of nine opposition figures, among them former

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First Published: Fri, November 09 2018. 16:20 IST
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