The Foreign Secretary of India, Vijay Gokhale, has paid a courtesy call to Maldives' Minister of Foreign Affairs, Abdulla Shahid on Wednesday evening.
Discussions between the two senior government officials touched on projects currently underway, in addition to further avenues to boost the implementation of these projects.
In addition to welcoming minister Shahid to Delhi, the Indian Foreign Secretary also shared details regarding the upcoming Joint Commission Meeting.
In return, Minister Shahid extended his appreciation to the Indian Government for their ongoing efforts and assistance provided while giving assurance of his commitment to building further cooperation between the two countries in areas of mutual benefit.
The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Abdulla Shahid arrived on an official visit to India on Wednesday morning.
The Minister was received at Indira Gandhi International Airport by Amit Narang, the Joint Secretary (IOR) at India's Ministry of External Affairs.
During the visit, the minister is set to attend the 6th India - Maldives Joint Commission Meeting (JCM) scheduled for 13 December 2019.
He is accompanied by a delegation comprised of representatives of several institutions relevant to the thematic areas being discussed at the JCM.
The Maldives - India Joint Commission was established with the main goal of building further bilateral relations under the Agreement on Economic and Technical Cooperation. While JCM's last session was held in Male' during 2015, the agreement was signed between the two countries in 1986.