India announced 100 million Maldivian rufiyaa for community development projects in Maldives.

  • External Affairs Minister Dr S Jaishankar reached Maldives on 18 January as part of his three-day visit to Maldives and Sri Lanka.
  • To strengthen bilateral ties, India and Maldives signed an MoU on development projects and held talks with top leadership in the country.
  • Dr Jaishankar announced an additional grant of Maldivian rufiyaa (Maldives’ currency) 100 million for more such community development projects.
  • Dr. Jaishankar and his Maldivian counterpart also reviewed several other ongoing projects, including the Greater Male Connectivity Project and the construction of 4,000 social housing units.
  • India has handed over two marine ambulances to assist the Maldivian National Defense Force (MNDF).
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