India agreed to expedite the withdrawal of troops

15 Jan 2024 | 07:06
Indian delegation arrives at today's meeting-- Photo:Voice

India has agreed to fast track the withdrawal of Indian troops from the country, the Maldivian Foreign Ministry said today.

Foreign ministry said this in a statement.

The statement has been issued after a meeting of the High Level Committee between the two countries was held today as agreed between President Dr. Mohamed Muizzu and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in during their meeting held in Dubai last November.

During this  prolonged meeting between the two country's high-level officials, held at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs  this morning , two countries have agreed to fast track the withdrawal of Indian troops from Maldives, said foreign ministry.

The Foreign Ministry said in a statement that in the meeting they discussed a wide range of issues of mutual interest and the need to further strengthen the relationship between Maldives and India.

In the meeting it was also decided to hold a second such meeting at a time convenient to the two countries.

The biggest promise this government made to the people when it came to power was to withdraw the Indian troops from Maldives. The most important thing president Dr. Muizzu has decided to do during his first 100 days in office is to withdraw all Indian troops from Maldives.