The new High Commissioner of India to Maldives, Munu Mahawar has engaged in discussions regarding challenges facing the Maldives’ heath sector, with Vice President Faisal Naseem.
The Indian HC paid a courtesy call on the vice president at the President’s Office on Sunday.
Congratulating the HC following his appointment, VP Naseem expressed gratitude to the government of India for the support and assistance on High Impact Community Development Projects in the Maldives, as well as for the generous support and aid extended throughout the Covid-19 pandemic.
Further shedding light on the important role played by the government of the neighboring country in preventing maritime cross-border drug trafficking, the vice president expressed confidence that the strong bond between both countries will be furthered during the new high commissioner’s tenure.
HC Mahawar reiterated these sentiments, going on to discuss the close bonds between the two countries as well as further revenues for cooperation for the mutual benefit of the two countries.
VP Naseem also thanked the Indian government of the aid provided for the socio-economic development of the Maldives.
Mahawar officially assumed office as the new High Commissioner of India to Maldives, earlier in November.
India’s President Ram Nath Kovind presented High Commissioner Mahawar with his Letter of Credence at the official Presidential Residence in India, Rashtrapati Bhavan on November 5.
This comes following Mahawar’s predecessor Sunjay Sudhir’s recent appointment as Ambassador to the United Arab Emirates.
Sudhir’s tenure as ambassador to Maldives began in 2019.
High Commissioner Mahawar most recently served as the Ambssador of India to the Sultanate of Oman. He ended his ambassadorial tenure after expressing confidence that the special relationship with Oman would continue to grow in the years ahead.