Modi conferred with Maldives highest honour

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policenama online : PM Modi who was on two-day visit to the Maldives and Sri Lanka. Indicate the importance of the ‘Neighborhood First’ policy.

Prime Minister reach Maldives first time since he assume charge of Prime Minister second time.He has been conferred with the ‘Nishan Izzuddeen’ highest civilian honour accorded to foreign dignitaries.

“These visits indicate the importance attach to the policy of ‘Neighbourhood First’ and will further cement ties with key maritime neighbours,” PM Modi tweeted ahead of his visit. During his visit to the Maldives, PM Modi will address the Maldivian Parliament. He meet to President Ibrahim Solih, following which a number of agreements are expected to be signed including budgetary support by India for development projects in Maldives.

Both PM Modi and the Maldivian President will jointly inaugurate two defence projects – a coastal surveillance radar system and composite training centre for the Maldives National Defence Forces or MNDF. PM Modi will also be honoured with the Order of Nishanizzuddeen, a prestigious award given by the Government of Maldives.

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