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Maldives former foreign minister Dunya Maumoon on unofficial visit to India

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

former is on an unofficial visit to "on behalf of" former and held personal meetings.

"Visiting Delhi, for some unofficial meetings on behalf of my father Maumoon Abdul Gayoom," she wrote on

Her visit comes as the is set to witness the formation of a new under President-elect

Solih recently won the Maldives' presidential election, defeating strongman Abdulla Yameen, who was known to be close to

had congratulated Solih on his victory.

India's ties with the came under strain after Yameen declared Emergency in the country on February 5, following an order by the country's to release a group of opposition leaders, who had been convicted in widely criticised trials.

India had criticised the Yameen for the imposition of the Emergency and urged it to restore the credibility of the electoral and political process by releasing political prisoners. The Emergency was lifted 45 days later.

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First Published: Sat, October 13 2018. 23:45 IST