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Maldives thanks India for $50 million budget aid after Indian troop withdrawals | World News



Maldives thanks India for $50 million budget aid after Indian troop withdrawals | World News

Maldives overseas minister Moosa Zameer on Monday hailed the Indian authorities for extending a funds assist of $50 million to the island nation, this amid downturn in bilateral relations between the 2 nations since pro-China Mohammed Muizzu took over as president.

“I thank EAM @DrSJaishankar and the Authorities of #India for extending important budgetary assist to Maldives with the rollover of USD 50 million Treasury Invoice. It is a true gesture of goodwill which signifies the longstanding friendship between #Maldives and #India,” Zameer, who visited India from Might 8 to 10 on his very first bilateral official go to, posted on social platform X.

The Maldives authorities’s overseas workplace mentioned that India’s budgetary assist was within the type of a rollover of $50 million Treasury Invoice, for an extra yr, by way of the State Financial institution of India, Male’, from 13 Might 2024.

The Maldives authorities mentioned it’s “extremely appreciative of the beneficiant assist that Authorities of India has been offering to the Maldives within the type of budgetary assist.”

“Giant variety of infrastructural developmental initiatives and Excessive Influence Neighborhood Developmental initiatives are underway with the help from the Authorities of India, which consists of a notable half as grant help. The Authorities of Maldives seems ahead in persevering with this collaborative partnership for the mutual profit and prosperity of their individuals,” the Muizzu authorities assertion added.

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Final week, the Maldives overseas minister had mentioned that 76 Indian army personnel have been changed by civilian staff of the Hindustan Aeronautics Restricted which manufactured the 2 helicopters gifted by India, thus additionally ending the suspense over the precise variety of these repatriated on the insistence of Male.

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Exterior affairs minister S Jaishankar along with his Maldivian counterpart Moosa Zameer.((X/Moosa Zameer)

The relations between the 2 nations got here below extreme pressure within the view of Muizzu insisting on the withdrawal of Indian army personnel working three army platforms within the island nation.

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