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Maldivian FM calls on Modi, says committed to close ties with

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Mohamed Asim, Foreign Minister and Special of the of Maldives, called on Modi today and reiterated his government's commitment to close bilateral relations under its "first" policy.

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," according to an official statement.

The affirmed that India would always be a reliable and close neighbour of supporting it in its progress and security.

Asim also reiterated Abdulla Yameen's invitation to Modi to visit Maldives.

The conveyed his gratitude for the invitation and agreed to a visit at a suitable time, the statement said.

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First Published: Thu, January 11 2018. 20:35 IST