Monday, August 1, 2011

India, Maldives to hold delegation-level talks in Male

India and Maldives will hold delegation-level talks here today, during which they are expected to review progress made on bilateral ties, besides share information on regional and global issues of mutual interest to the two countries.

External Affairs Minister S.M.Krishna will lead the Indian delegation at the talks, while the Maldives team will be led by that country's Foreign Minister Ahmed Naseem.

During his two-day goodwill visit to the Maldives, Krishna will visit the Addu Atoll Island in Gan, the venue of the 17th South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) summit. He will also hand over five million dollars as assistance to the Maldives Government to enable it to host the summit on November 10-11 this year .


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