Chief of Naval Staff of India, Admiral R. Hari Kumar called on Minister of Foreign Affairs, Abdulla Shahid today. The meeting was held at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Minister welcomed Chief of Naval Staff of India, Admiral R. Hari Kumar to the Maldives and reflected on the robust defence ties between the two countries. Minister thanked Indian Navy for the consistent contribution in bolstering the capacity of the Maldives National Defence Force and highlighted the prominent role India plays in promotion of peace and security in the region.
Minister Shahid and the Chief of Naval Staff further discussed on avenues to deepen the bilateral cooperation and strengthen the joint efforts in maintaining security and stability in the Indian Ocean Region.
The Minister was accompanied by the Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Ahmed Khaleel, Foreign Secretary, Abdul Ghafoor Mohamed, Chief of Protocol, Aishath Shaan Shakir and Joint Secretary, Abdul Waris Saeed at the meeting.