Maldives allays concerns on China, says ‘India First’
India and the Maldives pressed the reset button in ties with the latter's foreign minister Mohamed Asim briefing his counterpart Sushma Swaraj and PM Narendra Modi about Male's position on a host of issues that seemed to be plaguing the bilateral relationship in recent times.
Asim, who visited India also as President Abdulla Yameen's special envoy, reiterated Male's 'India First' policy and, according to a statement issued by India, emphasised that Maldives attached the highest priority to its ties with India.
Asim also invited Modi to Maldives, the only Saarc country which the PM has not visited until now. Modi agreed to visit Maldives "at a suitable time'' as he affirmed that India would always remain a reliable and close neighbour of Male. Asim is also said to have discussed with his Indian counterpart Maldives' recent FTA with China. Male continues to maintain that it would soon like to have a similar agreement with India.
Khaqane Azam-3 hours ago
Having lost Sri Lanka, Nepal and even Bhutan, India is down to the Maldives! And the irony is Madives is a Muslim nation!!! ?????? Hahahahaha ???? PHUDDOO PUBLIC, CROOKED LEADERS, LOSER NATION!!!
Pratham-Bangalore-1 hour ago
Back stabbers all these converts they will never be true to anyone, we don''t need them, if the go nment concentrates on building our nation rather than throwing money everywhere then everyone will come searching for us like they are doing to China.
Khaqane Azam1270 Khaqane Azam-3 hours ago
1. India has serious issues with China
2. India has serious issues with Pakistan
3. India has serious issues with Sri Lanka
4. India has issues with Nepal now
5. India has issues with Bhutan now
Lesson learned: INDIA IS THE ISSUE!!!
Mystore Room-Thailand-47 mins ago
All South Asia''s countries have to thank China. China''s existence has made Hindu dogs behave and treat them nice. And China has made Hindu dogs dare not bully them. I can''t imagine if there is no China around.
Mystore Room-Thailand-1 hour ago
Maldives people are smart. They can win both China and India''s heart.
Anonymous Anonymous-2 hours ago
Maldives wise decision not to join China Pakistan and North Korea the new Axis of evil today and a shame on humanity. Maldives only chance of staying afloat above sea level stay with the India Japan USA "Indo Pacific group"
Bculas-47 mins ago
Maldives may not find the sweet spot if it starts flirting with china. Yes a good muzzie is a dead muzzie.