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India will always be a reliable security partner for Maldives, says EAM Jaishankar

On his 2-day visit to Maldives, S. Jaishankar signed a $50 million defence Line of Credit agreement with the island nation to facilitate capability building in the maritime domain.

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Male: India will always be a reliable security partner for the Maldives, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar said here on Sunday, as New Delhi signed a USD 50 million defence Line of Credit agreement with the island nation to facilitate capability building in the maritime domain.

Jaishnakar, who is here on a two-day visit, held discussions with Maldivian Defence Minister Mariya Didi.

“Cordial meeting with Defence Minister @MariyaDidi . Useful exchange on our defence cooperation. India will always be a reliable security partner for the Maldives,” he tweeted.

“Glad to sign with Defence Minister @MariyaDidi the UTF Harbour Project agreement. Will strengthen Maldivian Coast Guard capability and facilitate regional HADR efforts. Partners in development, partners in security,” he said.


Also read: India-Maldives ties poised to take quantum jump, scaling new heights — S. Jaishankar


 

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