Wednesday, January 29, 2020
News

Future of India, Maldives bright says former President Mohamed Nasheed

   SocialTwist Tell-a-Friend    Print this Page   COMMENT

New Delhi | December 14, 2019 7:41:17 AM IST
Maldives Parliament Speaker Mohamed Nasheed has affirmed that the governments of India and Maldives are "on the same page" and the future of ties between the two countries is "bright".

Nasheed is currently on a five-day visit to India on the joint invitation of Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu and Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla.

"We have declared an India first foreign policy. India has been next to us since time immemorial. We read the same book. We eat the same food. We watch the same films we do the same things. We are the same people," Nasheed told ANI.

Nasheed, also the former President of Maldives said in jest that he will consider relations between the two countries "bad" only when Maldivians stop watching Bollywood and stop eating biryani and gulab jamuns.

"There are times when perhaps the governments might not be able to get on with each other but I will only consider our relations to be bad if Maldivians stop watching Bollywood. If we stop eating biryani and gulab jamun. Then, of course, there is a serious deterioration of relations but that's not happening in any time soon," Nasheed said.

"Our relationships are very strong and the government is on the same page," the former president further said, adding that the future of India and Maldives is "going to bright".

Nasheed also said that Indian tourists visiting the Maldives have increased by 100 per cent. (ANI)

 
  LATEST COMMENTS ()
POST YOUR COMMENT
Comments Not Available
 
POST YOUR COMMENT
 
 
TRENDING TOPICS
 
 
CITY NEWS
MORE CITIES
 
 
 
MORE WORLD NEWS
Trump announces Mideast peace plan backi...
US dropped record 7,423 bombs on Afghani...
Jordanians hold sit-in against Trump's M...
Trump defence cuts short arguments as Bo...
High stakes political fight moves to Iow...
Trump shares maps of Israel and Palestin...
More...
 
INDIA WORLD ASIA
Largest media job fest aims at placement...
High drama in Kerala Assembly as MLAs bl...
SC asks 14 Gujarat rioters to do spiritu...
SC to close hearing in 10 days on religi...
Assam gets best tableau award for R-Day ...
Anti-terror operations intensify in Kash...
More...    
 
 Top Stories
PM Modi condoles death of people in... 
US dropped record 7,423 bombs on Af... 
Two brain function biomarkers might... 
Sharjeel Imam brought to Patna airp... 
NGOs received highest foreign donat... 
Jordanians hold sit-in against Trum... 
Alcohol consumption during pregnanc... 
China allocates 4.4 billion yuan fo...