The Maldivian Parliament has unanimously passed a motion inviting the reelected Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi to address the parliament during his visit to Maldives this coming June.
This will be the first foreign visit of MP Modi after returning to power for the second consecutive term after a landslide victory.
The resolution was passed with 80 unanimous votes and none against granting it, a testament to the importance India has attached to the island nation.
PM Modi visited Maldives the past November to attend the swearing ceremony of President Ibrahim Solih as well, who came to power after defeating the pro-China Abdulla Yameen in the presidential elections. With India being the first bilateral visit after President Solih assumed office, the new government is making strides to improve the deteriorated ties between the two countries.