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India, Maldives will support each other in fight against health, economic impact of COVID-19: PM Modi

Modi was responding to a tweet by Maldives President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih in which he expressed his thanks to the prime minister for India's financial assistance to his country.

Published: 21st September 2020 09:45 AM  |   Last Updated: 21st September 2020 09:45 AM   |  A+A-

Prime Minister Narendra Modi (L) shakes hands with President of Maldives Ibrahim Mohamed Solih during his one-day visit to Maldives in Male. (Photo | AFP)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi (L) shakes hands with President of Maldives Ibrahim Mohamed Solih. (File Photo| AFP)

By PTI

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Monday India and Maldives as close friends and neighbours will continue to support each other in their fight against the health and economic impact of COVID-19.

Modi was responding to a tweet by Maldives President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih in which he expressed his thanks to the prime minister for India's financial assistance to his country.

"India has always risen to the occasion whenever Maldives needed a friend.

My sincere thanks to PM @narendramodi , government and people of India for their neighborly spirit and generosity following the official handover of USD 250 million as financial assistance today," Solih said.

Modi replied, "Appreciate your warm sentiments, President @ibusolih! As close friends and neighbours, India and Maldives will continue to support each other in our fight against the health and economic impact of COVID-19."



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