EAM S Jaishankar indicators USD 50 million defence LoC settlement to spice up maritime capabilities of Maldives

Male: India will all the time be a dependable safety associate for the Maldives, Exterior Affairs Minister S Jaishankar mentioned right here on Sunday, because the Centre signed a USD 50 million defence Line of Credit score settlement with the island nation to facilitate functionality constructing within the maritime area.

Jaishnakar, who’s within the Maldives on a two-day go to, held discussions with Maldivian Defence Minister Mariya Didi.

“Cordial assembly with Defence Minister @MariyaDidi . Helpful alternate on our defence cooperation. India will all the time be a dependable safety associate for the Maldives,” he mentioned in put up on social media.

“Glad to signal with Defence Minister @MariyaDidi the UTF Harbour Undertaking settlement. Will strengthen Maldivian Coast Guard functionality and facilitate regional HADR efforts. Companions in improvement, companions in safety,” he mentioned.

Exterior Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Saturday (February 20) handed over 1 lakh further doses of the made-in-India COVID-19 vaccine to the Maldives. The Maldives Overseas Minister Abdulla Shahid and Well being Minister Ahmed Naseem acquired the coronavirus vaccine.

S Jaishankar additionally interacted with Abdulla Shahid and mentioned that ‘an awfully deep partnership’ between India and the Maldives was reaffirmed throughout the assembly.

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